Some fire departments on the Jersey Shore are still struggling a year after being struck by the devastating Superstorm Sandy.
The Newark Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1csPVon) reports that Sea Bright, a giant crack remains across the side of the firehouse. Fire Chief Chad Murphy said engineers have looked at it, but it’s still not fixed and the building is falling down.
The department is trying to replace equipment that was lost in the storm and received its first check from their insurance company last week, but the lack of local volunteers–many of whom are also dealing with the destruction wrought by the storm–is hurting even more.
Highlands Fire Chief Bill Kane said that although his fire company’s building did not sustain a lot of damage, the department had to rely on mutual aid companies while members rebuilt their homes.
Read further details about the situation in New Jersey at http://bit.ly/1csPVon.