...right around Met Life stadium
got Google earth?..
basically the river on the right overflow (surge).....Teteboro airport (mentioned in Sullenberger videos)on left...
How did Newark and the Port Elizabeth area fare during the storm?
yes, Moonachie is right around (north of) MetLife stadium, which you know but a lot of FreePers don’t is an area whose “natural” state is that of a swampy wetland, tideland area, where in the best of times the Hackensack River meanders down to Newark Bay and where in the worst of times Newark Bay moves up the Hackensack River, threatening communities like Moonachie - just a few feet above sea level, a place where most prudent people WOULD NOT live for any reason
the term “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones” has a parallel wise Maxim - people who live where nature does not favor their tranquility get what they paid for - trouble
I am more in favor of buying residents out of our most endangered residential areas than always and forever paying to rescue them, rebuild for them, and trying to keep nature away from them.
If we give nature adequate space of its own instead of thinking we can easily occupy any space we chose, we will not have to artificially create “green spaces” we can all enjoy and we will not keep paying, and paying, and paying over and over just to prove (we don’t prove anything) we can live anywhere we want. We can, but the cost is not always worth it and particularly NOT worth it when too much of the burden falls on majorities who prudently do not live in perenially endangerd places.
In a totally Libertarian society, I could put up with it.
In as much as we all pay for it in this society, I’m agin it. Buy ‘em out, move ‘em out, leave room for the natural ebb and flow of natures waters, and we will all live more peacefully, even durimg the worst weather.