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PHOTOS: Seaside Oceanfront After Hurricane, Nor'Easter

Amusements, dunes, boardwalk sustain damage

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy and days after a Nor'easter, media toured the Seaside Heights and Seaside Park boardwalk as Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the damage.

Piles of debris pushed from construction equipment sat in the Seaside Park beachfront parking lot. Dunes had vanished near the lifeguard house. Amusement piers had partially crumbled into the ocean. Elsewhere delicate signs remained apparently unscathed by the high winds and waves that had pelted elsewhere.

Here are pictures from Friday Nov. 9 of the oceanfront area.

Tina November 10, 2012 at 03:45 PM
yes i saw them as well, they were fixing that section
tuna stick November 10, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Hey Barry, conspiracy theories are one thing, and reality is another. I live in Toms River - Silverton to be precise - and happen to be in Biloxi, MS right now. Basically ground zero for Katrina. When you drive up the beach here where scores of lovely house once were before the storm hit in 2005, now sits empty lots. All of which have "for sale" signs on them by large commercial developers. After Katrina devastated this area people who lived here all of their lives could not afford to live here any longer. The insurance rates went thru the roof, and the average people could not rebuild, and had to move out. That's not a conspiracy. That's the truth. And while I sure in hell hope it doesnt happen to the Jersey shore, there's no denying that it does happen.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) November 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
We arrived by police escort bus, and were there for the press conference. I have a state police press pass that identifies myself as a reporter that I wear while reporting to dangerous areas such as fires, accidents and other areas, and not-so-dangerous areas too. Police where close by for this event.
Barry November 10, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Tuna Stick, I live in Ortley but in regard to insurance premiums being unaffordable, Isn't that the risk we all take living in an area that could potentially be devastated by a major storm? I can somewhat understand why our premiums go up after something like this occurs. It's the only way our homes can be repaired if a similar fate ever occurs again. Its unfortunate but the reality is that there is never a free lunch.when we live in a area of risk then we assume the risk or hazards associated with the area. We made that choice. We try to reduce our level of risk by having insurance but that risk never completely goes away. As for the "conspiracy theorist" i refer to, you have to read through all the posts on the patch to understand what I'm pointing out. Some of the things mentioned in this thread are even quite amazing. My point is that people need to trust the system until the system gives us adequate reason not to trust it. People are getting opportunities to see their homes.In this situation, we can't all just rush over there at the same time. That would just create disorganization and chaos. We all know that's the last thing we need
DennyD November 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Whoever was asking about Royal Drive in Brick. You probably got extensive flood damage!! The people on that street have started to "clean out" their houses. Sorry for the bad news.
tuna stick November 10, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Barry, I agree that we have to see where it is going before jumping to any conclusions. And I certainly do not mean to give any unnecessary fear to concerned homeowners already stressed over what has happened. But we do need to be vigilant so as to not have the proverbial wool pulled over our eyes. There are many people who live in the barrier islands without the financial, or legal means to fight a force larger then themselves. As was done down here in Biloxi. And I am with you on those posting on these threads trying to scare people already scared. They should be ashamed of themselves. God speed my friend.
Wallace C Smith Jr. November 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
My site: www.oceancountyaerialpictures.com has the 'before' pictures. Sad indeed!
Cindy Sarrecchia November 10, 2012 at 09:12 PM
aerial pics are nice, but still can't see anything of Ortley Beach bayside after the hurricane.
BN November 11, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Odd how the celebrities crawled out of the woodwork to support Occupy Wall Street, but they're silent (with the exception of ONE benifit concert) after Sandy.
Sandra November 11, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Thank you for these incredible pictures. Such a sad story in pictures. What a nightmare.
frank rizzo November 11, 2012 at 05:02 AM
project bluebeam your tin foil hat is a little too tight again. yeah sandy was developed by liberal scientists and sent up the northeast coast so allen west (remember him he went bye bye on election day) and his wacky agenda 21 conspiracy can take effect. agenda 21 for anyone interested says enviormentalists will form an army and throw all of us out of our homes and into workcamps while of course abolishing the constitution (teabaggers love this part). i think agenda 21 was thought up by some guy off his meds who watched planet of the apes one too many times. bluebeam go sell crazy somewhere else we,re all stocked up here already.maybe it was soylent green.
Bernice Poli November 12, 2012 at 07:33 PM
time to start allowing vehicles to the island so that people can clean out their houses. This busing doesn't help anyone. Where is an internet site which is needed to get in touch with Town Hall departments such as the tax dept, electric, water/sewer. Are people being given time to pay their bills or given some reprieve in their payment?
Doug Bennett November 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Take a look at http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/hurricane-sandy-before-after-photos/ for before and after shots.
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:02 AM
CHIEF, WHY DO YOU SAY IT'S CRAPPY?
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:09 AM
well said barry. although, you can never, ever really trust the politicians and the leaders of the town, i do believe some patience is in order. It was difficult for me not knowing, but now I know. I saw. I can't say much, as I was not as devastated as some. But, my immediate area is. I was also not as affected because I am not on a first level with no concrete base. Problem, being in a 3 floor condo, sandwiched in middle, we don't know if the structure is sound. I guess we'll find out eventually. All the first floor units are toast. soggy toast. Because of all the time from storm til people were allowed back, you realize the mold, mud, gook, sand, etc. that filled the first levels. They were up off the ground over the crawl space and maybe up 3 or 4 steps, but, I believe the water line in their units was about 18" more or less. Not one item remains in any of those units.
Chief Wahoo November 14, 2012 at 02:12 AM
overpriced, old, run down, not kid/family friendly, needed composite boards a long time ago...looks like north jersey on a good day
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:15 AM
http://www.facebook.com/stormy.sandy we're still posting all the info here that you might be in need of learning. We supply maps to the destinations also and answer what we can. Hope you'll all join us. If you are not a facebook user, just sign up as anyone and go to the page. You don't have to put your real name unless you want to.
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:19 AM
yes, cosmetically, you are correct. but they did do some renewal to north end, with new boardwalk, and fencing. ONLY PROBLEM, IT'S GONE NOW. The old boardwalk in center seems to have taken the brunt. Don't know how safe it is of course. North and South, there are lesser and greater places, but it's THE PLACE THEY HOLD IN THE HEART OF THE BEHOLDER THAT COUNTS, THAT GOES FOR EVERYPLACE....WHERE YOU FROM CHIEF????
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOU. THIS IS SUPER STRESS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE WENT YESTERDAY, AND WERE FORTUNATE FOR MANY REASONS. NO I.D., NO STOPPING. JUST STRAIGHT THROUGH. NO PROBLEMS WITH MY SECOND FLOOR PLACE, BUT WHO KNOWS YET CONCERNING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. WE'LL ALL FIND OUT SOON ENOUGH. SO SAD. SO, SO SAD.
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:51 AM
MANY ORTLEY-ITES ARE ON THE STORMYSANDY FACEBOOK SITE. IN FACT, MOST OF THEM. HOWEVER, TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE SPOTLIGHT IS THROWN ON SEASIDE. IT'S BEEN THE ENTERTAINMENT SPOT OF THE SHORE FOR MANY YEARS, ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN. WHAT IF THERE WAS NEVER A SEASIDE HEIGHTS TO TAKE THEM TO AGAIN. THE CHILDREN LOVE THE RIDES, GAMES AND GOODIES, AND WITHOUT THAT, ALTHOUGH THE SHORE WOULD BE A MUCH CLASSIER PLACE, THE KIDS WOULDN'T HAVE A PLACE THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO BE AT. THAT'S WHY MANY PEOPLE HAD ORIGINALLY PURCHASED THERE. FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO ENJOY. WE DID IT FOR MY GRANDCHILD. COURSE, SHE'S OLDER NOW, AND DOESN'T WANT TO GO ANYWHERE ANYMORE WITHOUT HER FRIENDS. NOW, STUCK WITH IT, BUT SO BE IT. UNLESS WE FIND THE OLD DREADED ORANGE STICKER WHEN NEXT WE RETURN.
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:54 AM
I HAD LEFT ON THE 8TH, SO I DIDN'T SEE THAT, HOWEVER, THE BRAND NEW BOARDWALK AND FENCING ON THE NORTH END IS DESTROYED, AND IT HAD JUST BEEN RENOVATED IN THE LAST YEAR OR TWO
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:55 AM
http://www.facebook.com/stormy.sandy
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 02:58 AM
TRUE BARRY, BUT, IT'S DIFFICULT TO TRUST THE OFFICIALS OF THESE BARRIER ISLANDS. THEY CATER TO THOSE WHO ARE OF MEANS. BIG MEANS. THEY AND THE POLICE TOTALLY DISRESPECT THE LOCAL TAXPAYING GENTRY. AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY TAXES BY DEC. 17TH IN SEASIDE. SUPPOSEDLY WE CAN APPEAL TO HAVE 2013 TAXES LOWERED, BUT, WHO KNOWS WHAT NEXT AWAITS ARE BROKEN HOMES AND POCKETS.
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
GO TO http://www.facebook.com/stormy.sandy YOU'LL FIND SO MANY SITES TO VIEW PHOTOS AND VIDEO'S
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 03:02 AM
MTV-11:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME. NOV. 15TH - TELETHON HOSTED BY MTV AND JERSEY SHORE CAST. INFO LISTED ON........................REPEAT...............http://www.facebook.com/stormy.sandy
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 03:05 AM
I'M GOING TO BUST UP MY TV, AND PUT YOU IN THE FRAME OF IT, AND WATCH YOU INSTEAD. TOO FUNNY...TOO TOO FUNNY....
Jay Gee November 14, 2012 at 03:06 AM
DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU LIVE.....REPEAT...........http://www.facebook.com/stormy.sandy
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