UPDATE - Strong Gusts, Power Outages, Flooding Hit Toms River, Other Areas

Sporadic outages found now after peak of 3,000 being without power earlier in the day.

High winds and flooding gave many Jersey Shore residents a feeling of "not again" as many dealt with flooding near the waterfront and loss of electrical service just weeks after Hurricane Sandy.

More than 3,000 were without power Friday morning as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday. Jersey Central Power & Light reported sporadic outages on its outage map later in the afternoon.

Flooding was reported in Silverton, downtown Toms River and portions of the barrier islands closest to the Barnegat Bay. No injuries were reported.

Pictures shows cars wading through floodwaters in Silverton, and tides splashing against bulkheads and rising over boat slips. Flood waters created some disruption in the recovery for some residents, since some contractors were unable to reach their destinations. However, the sound of generators and hammers were heard at Ortley Beach Friday morning. 

About 2,000 were reportedly without power in Toms River and about 1,300 in Manchester. Wind blew hard against trees and Christmas decorations, but no major damage was reported. By afternoon, 46 Manchester and 29 Toms River customers were without power, Jersey Central Power & Light said. 

Kim E December 21, 2012 at 02:09 PM
In Brick we had 4 foot waves going over the bulkheads on the bay. Some repairs that have been done were damaged again . The Marina and the Yacht club at the end of Drum point rd is flooded again and it looks like some homes were flooded again. Thank goodness this was a short storm. I lost part of my new dock.
barbara December 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM
hope not. i have a house on windsor that i rent to my son and lots of damage from Sandy. Oh please, no more flooding, have had enough. i need to go to dr. later and will stop by and take a look.
Jerrry D December 21, 2012 at 02:20 PM
We live across the lagoon from Windsor and have more water over bulk head and in garage then during hurricane Irene last year. About to loose 2 cars in driveway
RitaccoBeachHouse December 21, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Not trying to be mean but when is mankind going to realize you can't mess with Mother Nature? Man is greedy. We build too much and now unfortunately we are paying for it. Stop building right on top of water and we wouldn't have to worry about all of this.
Lee Kissel December 21, 2012 at 03:07 PM
God help us if that little storm put 2500 people out, we all better get a generator!!!!
Sal Sorce December 21, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Guess you all thought by moving to Ocean County things would be better under a Republican rule? Yes I fell for the same scam ... but having enough information on what and where to build, it was a smart decision, now to get out of New Jersey. Blame is totally on buyers, but look at what was approved for construction and by whom? Bless all those who bought into the con? As it continues to this day ... officials up and down the line approved development for many years ... wondering who is in who's pocket? Mother Nature will continue to slap the area until folks get a hold on who is running things in this county ... developers? lawyers? engineers? leaders in all levels? note who makes up the planning and zoning boards all at the pleasure of the people YOU continue to elect ... of course Obama is no solution ... Rino Chris Christie is no answer ...
beachbum12 December 21, 2012 at 03:52 PM
how about instead of telling these people that they are wrong for building their houses in areas that they want to live, have a little bit of sympathy. Most of these people lost everything during hurricane sandy, it would have been nice to have a little warning that they would loose everything they just worked so hard to rebuild. If you aren't from the Jersey Shore and aren't helping in the restoration, then you should not comment on things that mean the most to the people from this part of the country.
Chief Wahoo December 21, 2012 at 04:03 PM
People are out if strikes. Any more flooding , storm damage ...... You will be on your own One more stock market crash , economy depression ..... You wi be on your own It's coming. The swirling is speeding up
barbara December 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
not on the water, we lost everything. heartbreaking. now trying to fix it back up, not easy. i rent to my son and his girlfriend and they now have no home and have to live with us in retirement village until house can be restored. horrible, and not going to be a merry xmass here. very frustrating. also my daughter from ss hts cant go back yet and she and my granddaughter also homeless, living here a few days a week and with friends on other nights. hard for my granddaughter living house to house and not able to have her own room and possessions. not to mention my in laws, who also had to come here but fortunately were able to rent my snow bird neighbors house next door to me until May/June.
. December 21, 2012 at 04:30 PM
My power was out all night. I live off of Fischer Blvd and saw the flooding down Yellowbank and Snug Harbor again. Water was up past the car doors. I feel so bad for those people having to go through this all over again.
Dave Sleeper December 21, 2012 at 05:21 PM
"No injuries were reported as of press time."? ... When is "Press Time"?
Fred RBPatch December 21, 2012 at 05:29 PM
How 'bout next time you're "not trying to be mean", keep your narrow sided opinion to yourself. What do you tell the farmers living in the mid-west that are constantly bombarded with tornados? Or the folks that lived in New Orleans when Katrina devastated the area? ...Move? That's all "Mother Nature" too! I hope you understand that I'm not trying to be mean when I suggest you try "thinking" before giving senseless advise.
Higbe December 21, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I live in Snug Harbor. Had some water again in he front room. Now I have to call the flood ins again for the damge to the front door and the floor? Oh and I still have not setled with them for the Sandy storm. Man this is a joke.
grace December 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
quite scary because this wasnt a nor easter just a regular windy cold front
Kim E December 21, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Does anyone know if all the breaches on the barrier islands have been filled? The bay water is so very high for this time of year.
1stcav December 21, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Kim E : and that's the problem we had strong winds and storms that we worse than this before and it didn't flood, now there is water on Windsor and the Snug harbor & Shelter cove...area AGAIN...yet more calls to the Ins. Co.....re flooded yet again , after starting to fix up... again...This is being kicked after you were down for a ten count ! Nothing is stopping it because of Sandy damage , wait we still have another high tide coming...pray !!!!!!
Dorothy Kretkowski December 21, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Any news for me regarding Holiday City area ?
Jack Horse December 21, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I agree with you. there are places building should not be done. Yes I fell sorry for those who lost everything but common sence says don't build near the water. Think of all the money spentby fema, insurance, personal funds, it adds up in the multy billions. As far as New Orleans ,if you build BELOW SEA LEAVEL you are asking for trouble.
Xavier December 21, 2012 at 07:59 PM
9:45am. It's at the top under the headline.
Islander72 December 21, 2012 at 08:08 PM
The flooding is very scary. Water up to our back door on Green Island. This is not good for anyone ! I wonder if this will take care of the sea nettles/ jelly fish issue?
Old Timer December 21, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I feel sorry for all you who have lost. Lived back there the best years of my life and my family goes 4 or 5 generations. The old timers never built so close to the water because they knew these things could happen. Maybe we should take a look at history in a lot of areas before we jump into action.
Suzanne December 21, 2012 at 09:56 PM
They say look for the silver lining. Getting rid of the sea nettles would certainly be the silver lining. That's my hope and I'm sticking to it. Pray a little too.
Chale December 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM
If you don't live here, then keep your opinions to yourself - It has been a hell of a past 8 weeks...merry Christmas and good will towards all!
Bowie Thelonius December 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Pretty scary how much flooding there was in this non-storm. I used to kind of laugh at my uncle (who lived at the Shore his entire life), when told us to buy a house away from the beach. I really wanted to live near the beach, but we spent the winter of 92 three blocks from the ocean in a rental, then decided living that close was a bad idea. Mother Nature always wins, doesn't matter what kind of house you build, the ocean will reclaim what it reclaims. Not to say I don't feel for everyone that lost so much, I do, but rebuilding in flood areas is not a good idea.
WMS826 December 22, 2012 at 02:52 AM
The dunes are gone, it will not take much to push ocean water where it normally would not be and in conditions like this. Do this at your own risk, what else can people say to you. These were areas not really ever meant to be full time homes back in the day. Wlcome to the new normal.
lisa December 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I live in baywood, old ranch but my elevation is pretty high...i only lost my mechanicals that were in the crawl space after Sandy, it was enough but nothing compared to most..that being said, i have friends that want to live bayfront and i tell them they are nuts, i have friends that want to live on the island and i tell them i could never do it....Part of me agrees that we shouldn't build so close to the water, the other part of me says my house has been here for over 50 years and this was the first time it ever had a situation like Sandy...Seeing the water up over the bulkheads for only the third time in 17 years, two times within the last two months...kinda has scared me a bit...i do hope this is not the new norm....I am hoping we just had some weird weather patterns....a girl can hope....
knarfie December 22, 2012 at 01:36 PM
When you live on the water, there is risk involved. Once you do live on the water, it is tough to live anywhere else. You will see very few waterfront owners opting to go elsewhere even after this storm.
Paul and Nancy December 22, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Not true, I am in Green Island and many are thinking about walking away and or putting up a for sale sign.Only problem with the latter, you have to be crazy to buy on the water in this area now with so many uncertainties. We are going to try and sell and move when we are able. Come on, our street was flooded yesterday for what?
Bionic Bill December 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Tides have been high all week! Driving on LBI yesterday through 1 1/2 ft of water on the Blvd thinking "How the hell can anyone live on a sand bar!" Funny thing is my grandfather always said "ONLY FOOLS BUILD ON THE BARRIER ISLANDS" He told me they use to build "vacation shacks" and when it washed away they would build another one, nothing permanent (nothing is permanent on a sand bar!). I've lived in the area for forty years and knew we were long overdue for storms. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I lived in/on near tidal waters.. I have family members that have lost everything and have been helping to restore and rebuild, picked up boats wedged between houses, am totally amazed at mother natures power changing our environment in a matter of hours -- so don't even try to bash me for not understanding or not living in the area.. We were in need of a make over and updating the areal!! I bought a house with a stream and I made sure it wasn't influenced by tides and watched it when we had 10 inches of rain in four hours which flooded worse than Irene and sandy conbined, luckily it spills over and flows through the woods. Luckily it was flowing all night during Sandy, I watched it every hour and had my boat tied to a tree just incase! Sandy was a rude awakening for all of us!
Sheila December 23, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I believe what the others are saying is that narrow minded people should keep their opinions to themselves. Those who live at the Jersey Shore live there because it's a good place to live with good quality of life. If you don't live there, don't put down the people who do. They didn't ask for flooding. Many people lost their homes and all their possessions on Long Isand in NY and Staten Island as well. Think before you speak and politics have nothing to do with this subject.


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