MANTOLOKING, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Work crews are preparing to demolish storm-damaged homes in the Jersey shore town that was hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy.
Some debris removal has already started in Mantoloking and the first of 50 storm-wrecked houses should be demolished on Wednesday, a day later than originally anticipated. Debris will be cleared from another 43 homes.
The lack of an air quality monitoring team prevented the tear-down of a house on Tuesday. It sits near the Mantoloking Bridge, where the surge from Sandy cut a new channel from the ocean to the Barnegat Bay. That channel has since been filled in.
All of Mantoloking’s 521 homes were either damaged or destroyed by the storm.
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