The comeback in Sea Bright, N.J. has been progressing slowly, with very few businesses having reopened since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore.
Communities already hit hard by superstorm Sandy are bracing for the next hit – lost tax revenue as a result of the damage.
Chris Wood’s restaurant, right off the beach, took on four and a half feet of water, but he considers himself lucky.
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long said just 300 of the town’s 1,500 year-round residents have moved back into their homes.
In Seaside Heights where the boardwalk is about to be rebuilt, Mayor Bill Akers said the best way to help the recovery is to make summer rental reservations now.
A 16-year-old girl from Rumson, New Jersey has helped bring storm-ravaged Sea Bright the gift of music.
Work has begun to replenish some of the Jersey Shore beaches that were hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy.
No one will go hungry in the Jersey Shore community of Sea Bright. That’s because, following superstorm Sandy, a local restaurant owner and many volunteers are serving up enough food for an army, and they’re getting help from the National Guard.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency “in every county in the state” and activated the emergency crews to monitor Sandy as it worked its way north.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm,” and has ordered evacuations for many areas.