Floodwaters flowed into Fran O’Connor’s low-lying Sayreville home three times in the past three years, with devastating results. The first two storms – a March 2010 nor’easter and Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 – brought about 4 to 5 feet of water into the house. But that was just a warm-up to superstorm Sandy, when at least 10 feet of water inundated the home…Daniel J. Van Abs, associate research professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, said the buyout concept is generally a good idea when floods cause repeated losses.
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