Britain’s Prince Harry began a tour Tuesday of New Jersey’s storm-damaged coastline, inspecting dune construction, walking past destroyed homes and shaking hands with police and other emergency workers with Gov. Chris Christie as his guide.
Harry will be arriving in New York City on Monday before heading to the Jersey shore on Tuesday, where he’ll tour communities that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy, including Mantoloking and Seaside Heights.
Some debris removal has already started in Mantoloking and the first of 50 storm-wrecked houses should be demolished on Wednesday.
Crews have been working for months trying to clear New Jersey’s waterways after the storm dumped everything from houses to boats into bays, channels, rivers, inlets and other coastal waters.
Mantoloking is planning to use eminent domain to take control of small strips of land from oceanfront homeowners holding up a beach replenishment project.
Mantoloking is the last Jersey shore community to allow residents back since the Oct. 29 storm.
Mantoloking sustained some of the worst damage in the Oct. 29 storm. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and the ocean cut a channel through to Barnegat Bay, cutting the town in two.
It’s a major step forward for the tiny borough on a thin strip of a barrier peninsula.
The main road in and out of the tiny shore community, has been closed since the storm.
Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy, dangers continue to lurk in the waters off the Jersey Shore.
Two hundred damaged homes that still stand will likely come down, officials said. Once that happens, only half of Mantoloking’s 500 homes will remain.
Superstorm Sandy destroyed a home in Ocean County, N.J., but not cherished keepsakes.
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.
So-called “controlled returns” started Friday morning for residents of Toms River, Berkeley, Seaside Heights, Mantoloking and Long Beach Township.
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