PHOTOS: Ortley Beach and Seaside Damage After Hurricane Irene

A photo gallery after the storm, of Ortley Beach, Seaside Heights and elsewhere on the barrier island

Images from before and after Hurricane Irene hit Toms River's barrier island communities, such as Ortley Beach. Also: photos of how Seaside Heights and Seaside Park and the bridge fared. A look at how Route 35, the bay and oceanfront, and businesses such as Joey Harrison's were affected.

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WhyohWhy August 29, 2011 at 01:45 PM
Great shots Barnegat Ray !
. August 29, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Tell that to the people whose homes and cars are flooded out and those still without power that have lost all of their food. Yes, they are alive, but they have damage and loss.
WhyohWhy August 29, 2011 at 03:06 PM
No Name I'm sure they all feel very lucky to be alive period, the rest is just material. Consider the alternative ! No one is minimizing their material losses... lighten up with the comments.
1stcav August 29, 2011 at 04:42 PM
No Name: Your glass in never half full it's ALWAYS half empty !!! Attitude IS everything ...
LA RUE August 29, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Thank you Noname for the negitive side of one's comment. I new some person would have to make a comment like that, but , never thought it would happen so quickly.I'm sorry to hear that your home and cars are flooded, your power is out and you lost all your food. I really didn't mean to make such light of that. And.....If you weren't refering to yourself, then rethink before you write.Your mind is obviously sick Do you really think anyone on this site doesn't feel for all that "have" been affected.We all could feel very sad for all of those that have lost, but also can be greatful for what we have not! Thank you to all the other comments hearing my words You know what I ment.Pray for all of us.
Greg August 29, 2011 at 05:44 PM
We had winds OVER 30 MPH. Imagine ? "Great BIG Hurricane. Winds "could" exceed 120 MPH." The media and Obama are the same. ALL Hype !
WhyohWhy August 29, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Hey Greg... you are a prime example of not being able to make everyone happy all the time! If we weren't told to take extreme measures and precautions and something huge happened YOU would be the first to moan about how you weren't warned ! Sorry if you were inconvenienced a tad. I'd rather be safe then sorry pal !
Ed Hayes August 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM
All I have to say is "Better Safe than Sorry" I thank our Governor Christie for the stance he took in ordering evacuations from the coast. I thank the local govts in Ocean County for their handling of the storm. I thank the residents of Ocean County for abiding by the evacuation orders. I especially thank the media, for GREAT coverage via radio, TV, internet and printed media. Because of this we had minimal injuries and death. I thank Hurricane Irene for taking it easy on the Jersey Shore. Job well done by everyone.
joe October 31, 2012 at 03:53 AM
How's shuster ave?
Barbara October 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I know what you all are going through I live in south Florida and every year when hurricane season arrives I get this sick feeling deep inside. i have been through hurricane Andrew and recently felt the heavy winds from Sandy for two days plus. I watch the weather on t v and find that useless especially when they show the ten forcast maps of where the storm might go. I grew up in New Jersey and spent endless time on the Garden State Parkway and Turnpike so I have ties to N J. from all directions. So when I see the damages caused by the storm I just say a prayer and remember My New Jersey. All of your good memories will get you through this. Barbara


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