continued “I’m just going to rent a big truck and take it all down,” he said.
Jim is better prepared than many for the conditions; he worked as a firefighter in Monmouth County for eight years, and before he joined Hunt Real Estate, he worked in disaster recovery.
“I worked with municipal agencies to help them recover from major storms,” he said. “After Katrina, I worked with 38 municipalities, including New Orleans, in the recovery effort, rebuilding infrastructure and helping them recoup money from the federal government.”
Even having that background, Jim said he feared the havoc wrought by Sandy was worse.
“I worked on the Katrina recovery. As far as the amount of people affected and the infrastructure damage, it’s worse,” he said. “People actually listened and evacuated, so you don’t have thousands of bodies. But they’re still going to be finding people for a long time. It’s not pretty.”