Governor Christie first told the story. These photos confirmed it.
A local photographer captured the partial destruction of the Seaside Heights Boardwalk.
In Seaside Heights, "the roller coaster or the log flume is in the ocean," Christie said.
"The level of devastation at the Jersey Shore is unthinkable," he said.
Rides and chunks of one of the town's piers are in the water, Christie said.
Now is time for the rebuilding, once the storm moves away. it won't be easy.