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Letter: Still seeking solution to Isabel flooding 12 years later

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Does Gloucester County really care about its residents?

Hurricane Isabel happened in 2003. Since that time I’ve been trying to get my home elevated. During Isabel, water rose in my garage four feet, causing me to lose my car, destroying all of the flooring in my home, leaving me with only sub-flooring and loss of my heating system. I was left with basically nothing. No food, transportation, water, etc. I was stranded; miles away from civilization … 17 days with no power. Red Cross gave me food and water.

I did not have flood insurance at that time. During that year, there were nor’easters in October, November and December … more flooding for me.

I hate hurricane season and am still afraid of what will happen.

Years had gone by and I was passed over for elevation. So, I sent a letter to Washington in December of 2009. The president responded in March 2010 via HUD. Housing Administration provided weatherization and flooring. It&rsqu...

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