From Sandy to nor'easter, Brigantine braces

BRIGANTINE, N.J. - November 5, 2012

It was a standing room only crowd at the Brigantine North School auditorium as residents met with local and FEMA officials.

Residents impacted by Sandy were learning how to apply to get help and who qualifies.

Officials were also urging residents to start planning for the storm ahead due to hit on Wednesday.

Emergency management officials are concerned that Brigantine lost quite a bit of their sand dune lines which naturally protect them from the ocean surge.

"I was watching your station earlier and Cecily put one thing up where it may go a little to the north of us, that would be a best case scenario I'd say; if it comes right at us, there's a distinct possibility we're gonna have more flooding from the ocean," Jim Bennett of Brigantine OEM said.

Some residents say they're going to tie things down and ride this one out, others say they are heading out.

"I'm staying, I'm staying for this one," resident Patricia Welz said.

"Well, one thing I'm gonna move my car because I already lost two cars in prior storms so my car will be moved to higher ground," resident Loretta Smith said.

Officials say they are not planning any evacuations and there are no plans to set up shelters because they are presently filled with goods for those impacted by Sandy.

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