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HUD secretary to update Superstorm Sandy rebuilding in New Jersey

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, a view from the air shows the destroyed homes left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding coastal areas damaged by Sandy will issue a report on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, recommending 69 measures that might help insure that coastal areas aren't as vulnerable to future storms in an age of rising sea levels. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
August 20, 2013 4:16:55 AM PDT
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be in New Jersey to update the state's rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie will join Donovan for the event in Little Ferry Tuesday.

President Barack Obama named Donovan to lead the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.

On Monday, he released a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

Most of the recommendations focus on planning for future storms in an age of climate change and rising sea levels. It calls for development of a more advanced electrical grid and the creation of better planning tools and standards for storm-damaged communities.


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