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UPDATE: Some Flooding, But Seaside Heights Survives The Worst

Businesses stayed open, even though some flooding hit the streets

Some flooding hit the streets, but Seaside Heights is open for public consumption this weekend - despite the nor'easter that dumped several inches of snow.

News12 reported a storm surge that flooded streets near the shoreline.

According to The Star-Ledger:

At the corner of Ocean Terrace and DuPont Avenue, just 100 yards from where the ocean was roiling during high tide, the town's famous dueling cheese steak places were open for business, if you can call it that.

The mustard-colored concrete bunker that is home to "The Original Steaks," which claims to be "Est. Since the Early 50's" was all lit up inside with a lone cook and counterman waiting for customers. Across the street, "Steaks Unlimited" which is sub-billed as "The One, The Only, The Original" was aglow in fluorescent light, but also short on walk-ins.

Sue February 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Thanks, we were all so worried about Snookie's hang-outs, not our own homes.
Josef Kramer February 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Dang was hoping this cesspool would have floated away this time :(
James February 09, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Easy Josef. Some of us live here
Mr. ? February 09, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Article should have been titled: "Come to Seaside for a cheese steak, but wear your boots" Hmm, another "Breaking News Alert" from the Patch. As far as the cheese steaks, the originals from the 50's, if they were, they would have used the name "Nevers" cheese steaks! Yum!
Bee Nice February 09, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Man...there are some really mean spirited people regarding flooding on the barrier islands...really shows the transformation from a society that used to care to a society that would throw their fellow citizens under the bus! Why the beach home haters?
taxed-out-the-wazoo February 09, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Agreed Sue. We have to keep in mind...this is not a news source...it is a media blog and as such, hype, is the name of the game. For NEWS, continue to go to the Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, etc.
foggyworld February 09, 2013 at 05:16 PM
It's not just directed toward folks on the barrier islands. Everyone is so pinched for money these days that in their anger they are looking at their neighbors in trouble as folks who are adding to their own personal tax woes. Job losses, too. But while it seems to be bringing out the worst in some folks, that isn't true of all and those who wish you well and hope you are soon safe and secure often just don't express themselves in writing. And there will always be a bit of envy floating around because in fact we who live close to the water have been so blessed and I'm the first one to say not one of has done a thing to deserve our special environment. But most of us who live here readily share and welcome inlanders to take in the views that are breathtaking. So tune out the negative if you can and focus on moving ahead and please know many people want to restore the shore with you.
barbara February 09, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Wow, foggyworld. I had to look again to be sure this was The Patch. I usually read one or two comments and then give up-too much sniping and hating going on. Your comment was refreshing and represents what many of us really feel. Good job!
Dawn Marie White February 09, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Ditto Barbara, People comment in the negative all the time but most not all do noting about what they complain about. I for one, love where I live not on the water but close to it. I could not imagine living anywhere other than close to our beautiful coast line. In times like this everyone is frustrated with the bureaucracy attached to the storm. However people need to voice solution suggestions and stop complaining about things that only us citizens can have a part in changing....
BN February 09, 2013 at 06:43 PM
APP is written on a fifth-grade reading level with a left-wing bias. Get your news elsewhere.
lawrence williard February 09, 2013 at 06:50 PM
"For NEWS, continue to go...Asbury Park Press" Oh, so you're the one.
Martin February 09, 2013 at 06:56 PM
"Stop FEMA Now" rally TODAY 3 pm Saturday 2/9, Belly Busters Restaurant, 708 Fischer Blvd, Toms River Disgruntled Jersey Shore property owners will strategize how to rectify FEMA overkill. The government has made rebuilding (or just staying in homes) prohibitively expensive for tens of thousands of flooded residents. Flawed maps, ridiculously high elevation mandates and exorbitant annual insurance premiums will BANKRUPT the Shore and make it a ghost town - except for the wealthy. How about a class-action lawsuit? Petitions to White House, federal and state legislators? Letter-writing and email campaigns to news media? Rallies on steps of Statehouse and Congress? How about mass property tax appeals, because our homes are worth less than half of pre-flood values? Our 2 US Senators and some state legislators are starting to notice our outrage and helplessness against FEMA, the insurance companies and do-nothing bureaucrats and politicians. Let's build on that momentum, and get results to really save the Shore from this 'disaster after the disaster.' Visit Facebook.com/StopFemaNow
Angelo Turello February 09, 2013 at 07:09 PM
And dont forget to re-elect Lautenberg and Menendez
Angelo Turello February 09, 2013 at 07:12 PM
If anybody needs to be hit with a class action lawsuit its Toms River for taking the Ortley beach badge money for 25 years and not maintaining the public beach and dunes. Why do you think Ortley was "ground zero" to quote the useless idiot of a mayor in Toms River.
Cade February 09, 2013 at 07:31 PM
I think Tom's river wants outlet beach to become either a: township property for them to make money off or b: nothing but a town for the wealthy. many people I've spoken to are planning on attempting to sell their houses/ properties for next to nothing just to pay off mortgages ect... the cost of rebuilding isn't even a fraction of the issue, no one can afford the long term costs of insurance, taxes,ect... Makes me wish we just sold a few years back when they practically doubled property taxes and the house was still worth something... it seems as there's no end in sight to this tragedy
Angelo Turello February 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Probably the same thing in Ortley Beach too whaddaya think?
Sandra February 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Ugly....and that is just the tip of the iceberg to come.
Irina February 09, 2013 at 10:35 PM
WAAAAAA WAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Your associations took your money, not TR
CanWeTalk? February 09, 2013 at 10:44 PM
@ BEE NICE.........."Man...there are some really mean spirited people regarding flooding on the barrier islands...really shows the transformation from a society that used to care to a society that would throw their fellow citizens under the bus! Why the beach home haters?" IT'S TRUE. Don't blame the citizens. They're not at fault. The Town is CORRUPT. But not because of the general home owner population. Ya see, when the home owners are not there, the TOWNSPEOPLE who have positions with the town, and their cronies, are screwing up the works, and screwing the homeowners. They're allowing junkies to live in town, they're abusing the homeowners, and, in general, are in kahoots with some (not all) of the business owners. They wash each others hands, and line each others pockets, and no one, NO ONE WILL STOP THEM. No one will try, no one can. No matter what anyone says or does, they've continued this for years.
CanWeTalk? February 09, 2013 at 10:57 PM
OMG...TRUE, FORGOT ABOUT THE BEACH BADGE MONEY FOR ALL THE TOWNS. WOW....MY GOODNESS, AND PAYING PARKING LOTS (SSH), AND ALL.
Tatatoothy February 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thanks for sharing the island with us islanders! You pompous ass!
Johnjcpa February 10, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Peppers, onions and eggs on Fridays.
Michael Capo February 11, 2013 at 06:19 PM
The Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (HR4348) is the bill that will raise all of our flood insurance policies and cause financial hardship for thousands of New Jersey citizens. Guess what two New Jersey Senators voted in favor of this bill? http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00172

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