Little Egg Harbor home owners at the Jersey Shore are not the only ones frustrated by the strain of rebuilding after Super Storm Sandy.
Business owners are being put to the test. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) can not offer loans or grants to businesses, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are not a bargain.
Take for example marina owners. Their season starts in less than 60 days. But the SBA doesn't consider docks and bulkheads equipment, so they are not covered for loan purposes.
Add to those difficulties, the new FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFL) and it leaves some marina owners shaking their heads, and asking for answers.
In particular, marina owners say they can't meet ABFL. Think about it...could you operate a marina 12 feet above the water?
We're hoping Governor Christie has more answers when he visits Manahawkin at the Jersey Shore this Wednesday (January 16th)
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