Superstorm-Rebuild Or Retreat

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2013 at 11:19 am •  Published: January 21, 2013
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A beachfront bar & grill sits in ruins on Nov. 15, 2012, two weeks after Superstorm Sandy devastated Sea Bright, N.J. The entire business district was wiped out (four shops have since re-opened) and 75 percent of residents are still homeless.
Yet Sea Bright is determined to rebuild as a debate rages on whether to restore shore communities to their pre-storm condition, or buy out properties in flood-prone areas and depopulate them. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)