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.
The work began Tuesday afternoon after Britain’s Prince Harry finished touring the Jersey shore. The project is expected to take about 48 hours to complete, said Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf.
The Jet Star roller coaster that plunged off the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. during the Oct. 29 storm will finally be removed from the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
Seaside Heights expects the main section of its boardwalk to be rebuilt by the holiday, with the rest complete by mid-June.
Along the Sandy-battered Jersey Shore, some sense of normalcy has resumed this weekend as some parks and piers have reopened.
Clownfest started in Asbury Park in 1981 before moving to Seaside Heights in 1987. For the past 25 years, hundreds of clowns descended on the shore town for the annual festival.
Mayor William Akers said restoring the boardwalk so that it can be walked on safely should be done by May 10.
If you live on the Jersey Shore and still haven’t received a flood insurance check, you’re not alone.
Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.
Seaside, Ore. plans on holding several fundraisers to help finance a new entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., which was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Heavy equipment began drilling holes in the sand and pounding pilings into the ground today. It’s the first phase of a project that could ultimately cost $6 million to $7 million.
Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.
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.
Police said the man walked from the top of the roller coaster and hopped into a waiting police boat. He was then handcuffed and walked through the surf to a police car on the beach, according to police.