Ida’s wake up call: New Jersey must do even more, even faster | Opinion

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By Kim Gaddy Let Ida be the wake-up call needed to finally take on this climate emergency that is no longer looming, but here. Ida, “just” a tropical storm when it dumped on New Jersey, was capricious and unrelenting, going where hurricanes had not gone before and hammering areas that had already suffered greatly from past hurricanes and superstorms. Counties from one end of New Jersey to another have been declared major disaster areas by FEMA. Ida’s floodwaters from streams to main stems of the Delaware, Passaic, Rahway, and Raritan Rivers swallowed neighborhoods,took 30 lives (more than in L…

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