Gas hissing, fires, possible explosions. These are just some of the post-hurricane flood worries plaguing New Jersey residents.
On the long and slender stretch of New Jersey barrier beaches that includes Brick Township, the hiss of gas seems to be everywhere. And between gas fires and the ocean surge, dozens of homes have been destroyed – 60 in Brick Township alone.
The threat from gas is widespread and the risk of further fire and explosion continues along this devastated coastline where many homes were lifted from foundations and their gas lines ruptured. And officials say it will continue until flames are brought under control and utilities are able to turn off the main gas line serving the two barrier islands on this stretch.