FIRST PERSON | DENVILLE, N.J. -- This year we are ready. We've sand-bagged. We've moved things out of the way of water. We've lowered lakes and boarded up. Yet, something about Hurricane Sandy fills us with a dread that most of us in New Jersey cannot shake.
This picture is a scene from the Broadway area of Denville on Sunday afternoon. Residents of Denville and Rockaway are expecting the Rockaway River to spill over its banks and cause massive flooding just one year after Hurricane Irene nearly wiped out the main street.
We also feel dread for our beloved Jersey Shore. Some of us have second homes or memories of visiting there from the time we were children. We are hoping and praying that Sandy leaves something of our beaches and shore towns for our children to visit. We also fear for those who are year-long residents who may lose their homes.
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