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Months before Sandy, NJ Transit was warned to prepare for higher storm surge

Posted: 7:56 AM, Dec 26, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-26 09:30:22-05

Apparently, NJ Transit was warned months before Superstorm Sandy to begin planning for higher storm surges due to climate change.

A $45,000 study urged the agency to adjust plans because higher storm surges could envelop its rail yards, tracks, switches, gates and signals. It included a map that showed the Kearny and Hoboken rail yards smack in the middle of “storm surge areas.”

Superstorm Sandy flooded both rail yards and caused an overall $400 million in damage to NJ Transit’s system.