3 Years After Sandy, Seashore Communities Still Deciding Their Future04:22
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Three years after Hurricane Sandy swept away their bayfront home, Mike and Kate Nelson struggle to continue to live in what Mike describes as 'a poor man's paradise.' (Emma Lee/WHYY)
Three years after Hurricane Sandy swept away their bayfront home, Mike and Kate Nelson struggle to continue to live in what Mike describes as 'a poor man's paradise.' (Emma Lee/WHYY)
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When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey shore three years ago, it devastated a rural area in the southern part of the state. It's called the Delaware Bay shore and it's where the Atlantic Ocean funnels into the Delaware River.

Instead of sending loads of rebuilding money there, the state offered to buy out some homeowners on the bay in hopes of eventually turning the area back to nature.

While some residents have taken the cash, others want to repair the damage and preserve the culture of the bay shore. Joe Hernandez from Here & Now contributor WHYY reports.

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This segment aired on October 29, 2015.

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