Shelter Cove, Silverton and other bay-front neighborhoods in Toms River -- and many other towns -- are at risk for flooding when the next heavy rains or hurricane arrives. - There are still tons of sand on the bottom of the bay from Superstorm Sandy. Some dredging was done, but much more needs to be done to protect our homes and lives. With millions of cubic feet of sand on the bottom of the bay, the water doesn't have to rise much to inundate many neighborhoods.
- Dredging needs to be done now. The cost would be less than the cost of another disastrous flood. - Local politicians should speak up and tell the vote-mongering governor that the money wasted on the self-aggrandizing "Stronger than the Storm" commercials would have gone a long way to making the bay safer for tens of thousands of taxpayers.