Amusements, dunes, boardwalk sustain damage
More than a week after Hurricane Sandy and days after a Nor'easter, media toured the Seaside Heights and Seaside Park boardwalk as Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the damage. Piles of debris pushed from construction equipment sat in the Seaside Park beachfront parking lot. Dunes had vanished near the lifeguard house. Amusement piers had partially crumbled into the ocean. Elsewhere delicate signs remained apparently unscathed by the high winds and waves that had pelted elsewhere. Here are pictures from Friday Nov. 9 of the oceanfront area.
1:30 p.m. today
Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to host a press conference in Seaside Park today at 1:30 p.m. The governor and his cabinet are expected to discuss the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts while at Stockton Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Seaside Park. Christie has made almost daily stops to some of the areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, such as Long Beach Island and coastal Monmouth, but this is his first stop at Seaside Park since the storm. Many communities today began allowing limited, hour-long access over the closed Route 37 bridge for full-time residents to grab essential supplies. Bellcrest Plaza on Fischer Boulevard in Toms River has been set up as a registration area for those seeking access. Check back to this article after the press …