Long Beach Island
Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.
It’s taken a lot of hard work, sweat, and money to re-open the doors of a lot of businesses impacted by superstorm Sandy.
In Holgate, the hardest hit part of Long Beach Island, a woman is racing against time to reopen a motel and save her family’s business.
Murphy’s Market owner Ronald Murphy said he borrowed $1.5 million to rebuild his supermarket to get it ready before summertime.
Four months after Superstorm Sandy destroyed homes in Holgate, and sent up to 6 or 7 feet of water into homes and businesses in Beach Haven, it remains a long road back.
Homeowners are getting their first look at a Long Beach Island community that was among the areas hardest hit by superstorm Sandy.
We know that our beaches are in bad shape after superstorm Sandy, but now we’re learning just how bad the erosion was, and there are questions about who’s going to fix them.
About 20,000 customers remain powerless in New York City and Westchester County. That’s down from a peak of over 1 million affected by the storms.
Residents of Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore Saturday got to return to their homes to survey the damage for the first time since Superstorm Sandy.
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.
At Long Beach Island, there is already proof of erosion happening. Scientists say sea levels are rising, the shore is sinking, and beaches are eroding.
Hurricane Irene hit the Tri-State area just days after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Virginia and rolled its way across the Northeast, leaving many wondering if it was a once in a lifetime occurrence.
The first rain and wind from Hurricane Irene arrived in New Jersey by midday Saturday, and by the evening,thousands of evacuees headed to local shelters to wait out the storm.
“The most important bit of advice I can give to any of the 8.8 million citizens of this state is think — don’t react — think. Think about what you need to do to protect your life and the life of your family,” Christie said in a news conference.
It’s the last chance for New Jersey residents to weigh in on new proposed beach acces laws at hearing on Long Beach Island.
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