It’s still two months until the summer season begins, but something in the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar, which was devastated by Sandy, has the mayor feeling the tide is turning.
Many are hoping the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Belmar will restore some hope and joy to the New Jersey community still suffering months after superstorm Sandy.
The total cost of rebuilding the boardwalk and Belmar alone is estimated at $6.6 million.
For one Jersey Shore town, new progress has been made on the journey back from Superstorm Sandy.
Work continued this weekend in Belmar, N.J., on the new $6 million boardwalk to replace the one destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Construction of the new boardwalk is kicking off Wednesday morning and the town is pulling out all the stops to get the project done by Memorial Day.
Most of the 1.3-mile Belmar boardwalk was destroyed in superstorm Sandy.
Despite the damage from superstorm Sandy, there is optimism in at least one Jersey Shore community that the summer rental season will remain strong.
The road to recovery from Sandy for the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar is going through the gulf coast, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.
Residents in storm-ravaged areas along the Jersey Shore had their first chance to speak with Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall meeting on Thursday.
Belmarboards.com allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.
It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.
At a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.
Touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, President Barack Obama pledged that all affected residents would get help as quickly as possible.