SEND PHOTOS: Seaside Heights Boardwalk Partially Destroyed; Rides, Pier In Water

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ -- Seaside Heights remains under water, officials say.

A 50-foot piece of boardwalk was ripped up and floated from the ocean all the way to the bay, Governor Christie said.

In nearby Lavalette, houses have moved off of their foundation and are on route 35. The entire area, he said, "is completely under water."

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.

"The whole north side of" Seaside Heights, New Jersey, "is totally under water," rising halfway up most front doors, Police Chief Thomas Boyd told reporters Monday.

Roads leading to the borough, including Route 37, are blocked off.

Christie said emergency crews are now searching the area to help rescue and recover people from the flooding.

Gina valania October 31, 2012 at 05:54 PM
We have a place 2 houses off 35 on Heiring Ave. My worst fear is that it is off the foundation. Anyone know where those houses are that are in the road?
Elaine Driscoll October 31, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Showing info in channel 2 new York news over the last hour
Rob October 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Laura update on South Shore Drive....The water receded you can get to your home. It looks like mostly very bad water damage from what I can tell. Good luck to you.
Susan Chuvala October 31, 2012 at 07:17 PM
My best wishes to all that have been affected. I have many fond recollections of going "down the shore", days spent at Ortley Beach and nights at Seaside Heights. Hurricanes can wipe out landmarks, but not your memories.
NJ GRL October 31, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Viki -- I don't have any news to share, but am also interested in hearing about what's happened at Pelican Island -- we are the two houses across from the beach and community center on the center piece of property. If I hear anything, I will get you back, please do the same for me. My email is kwherlihy@vorys.com
NJ GRL October 31, 2012 at 08:06 PM
If anyone has information about Pelican Island, particular on the north side near the Community Center and beach, I would appreciate hearing it.
Loretta October 31, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Any pics or updates on Long Branch, West End, Brighton Ave??? Is the Windmill still standing? I havent been able to get in touch with friends in the area...any word would be appreciated...
Mirial Cruz November 01, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I m very sad that was my favorite beach of every year I gone nothing is going to be same
CLARE SMITH November 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM
mike cooney November 01, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Did the Spongebob ride make it ?
Caitlin November 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Our family summer home for over 60 years is (or was) located on Ceylon Avenue in Pelican Island, just before the marina to head over the bridge into Seaside... If anyone has any information or someone whom we could contact, it's greatly appreciated. On top of worrying about that house, we are facing major devastation to our other family homes in Rockaway and Broad Channel, NY. Talk about a one, two, punch, Sandy.
The Vitale Family November 01, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Not a word on Vision Beach. I would imagine the Dunes saved some structures but the water is another story.
NJ GRL November 01, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Caitlin -- If you want to send me an email at kwherlihy@vorys.com I can put you on our info list for Pelican Island. We don't have a lot of information right now, mostly about the north side, but would be happy to share what we do know. Too much to rewrite here.
Caitlin November 01, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Thank you! I just sent you an email.
Denise Wadiak November 01, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I would like to know about Island Beach State Park also. I love that place! Barbara, please email me also- this is so sad. dwadiak@hammontonps.org
Amy Schermerhorn November 01, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I want to know about IBMotor Lodge too! Please forward any info Amy.schermerhorn@gmail.com. Thank you!
Katie Leich November 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
would love to know that... my family and i vacation there every year since i was a kid and since my mother was a kid
Ausitn Newman November 01, 2012 at 10:29 PM
I have been going there for the last 20 years. My heart is broken. Please let me know if you hear anything about the motor lodge. austinnwmn@gmail.com
Danielle Desmond November 02, 2012 at 03:18 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all from jersey. I live in Boston mass and we did not get hit as hard but looking at the pictures is devastating. God bless everyone and hope you rebuild your lives as soon as possible! Love and support from Boston!
anton mast November 02, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Horrible pictures horrible situation..hope the amusement park(s) and residence had insurance to repair it self, for I dont know where the money's gonna come from. If not I guess, either look for investors, or call in the scrap dealers to haul away the metal to make some money on their losses. I dont think the Gov. is gonna raise taxes to repair this area, especially with 2yr away from re-election it goes against his grain. Personally, as a jersey guy who grew up and visited and had a place down there (lavallette area) its a beautiful place, BUT.. I say the state should buy the people out that were washed out, and tear down the homes, and dont build again there, and those that are still standing. Make sure they have enough insurance to cover TOTAL replacement of their home and have the township's check annually to make sure those residence and businesses have proper insurance..if not they could lose their homes to the state in a buy out. its not the states (taxpayers) job to make sure your house gets replaced if your not insured. If you choose to live on a volcano,earthquake area, tornado area, you can..but that doesnt mean the rest of us have gamble on your choice of location to live. If you gamble..you can get wiped out, you dont see the casino giving the losers back their money why should the state pay for your choice to live in a flood area.
jo November 03, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Does anyone know about Blaine ave. in Seaside Heights as well as the School there?This seems the only way of commuinication until they open the bridge.
The Vitale Family November 03, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I've seen ariel shots where you can see vision beach. The first three houses on the north side by the ocean are gone. Houses on the south side by the ocean are covered in sand. Dunes completely flattened and sand down to the middle of the street. Lots of water in pictures down by 35. Can see most of the houses still there but can't determine damage.
Loretta November 03, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Anyone know about Long Branch? Brighton Bar, Brighton Ave??? Monmouth Medical? I still cant get in touch with friends there...if anyone could update me I would really appreciate it. I am very concerned...thanks!
Diane November 03, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Also wondering about Island Beach Motor Lodge and the Park......prayers to everyone affected... dlpruiksma@gmail.com please post if you know something
Val November 03, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Any word on island beach motor lodge and bum Rogers? Please email me. Littlething23@aol.com
Dawn Watson November 03, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Can anyone tell us if they have any information or pictures of K Court street in Sea Side Heights, NJ. House is bayside, but can't get any info how bad it is.
Nick November 03, 2012 at 07:27 PM
No matter what is left your not getting over there for a long time. If you worked at Bum Rogers your out of work go to NJUIFILE.NET and file a claim. I'm sorry for your loss, God bless your OK.
suz November 03, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thank you so much!
Mark Wyatt November 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
To see specific locations, go to http://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/sandy/ - you can zoom in on the areas you are trying to see.
Ausitn Newman November 07, 2012 at 01:45 AM
It’s not official but I have heard from a home owner at Seaside Park that the motor lodge is ok.


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