Downe Twp. residents support initaitive to create weather prepar -

Downe Twp. residents support initaitive to create weather preparation and recovery fund

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DOWNE TWP. - A year and a half after Hurricane Sandy, much of the Jersey Shore is recovering, but in some Delaware Bayshore communities, the wounds are still fresh.
In Downe Township Wednesday, residents threw their support behind an initiative to create a federal fund specifically for extreme weather preparation and recovery.

When federal relief money went to nine counties in New Jersey, Cumberland County wasn't among them  ... Leaving local business owners wondering how much more storm damage they have to endure before their voices are heard.
"If they want to designate where the money is, that's terrific. Then they need to come here. I want to see them here. Then they can tell me if it's enough," said Lin Waterman of Beaver Dam Boat Rentals.
Wednesday's event was spearheaded by US Strong, a non-partisan group dedicated to assisting communities affected by extreme weather nationwide.

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