Jersey Shore Towns Reopen and Welcome Visitors
The terrible devastation ($38 billion in damages) of many New Jersey shore towns caused by Hurricane Sandy (October, 2012) required enormous clean-up and reconstruction projects in a relatively short period of time. Now, seven months later, these resilient NJ shore towns welcome tourists back to the beaches, ocean, boardwalks, and their communities.
President Obama visited the New Jersey shore on May 28, 2013 to check on the rebuilding progress. He walked with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the Asbury Park boardwalk and spoke to the crowds gathered there to see him. School children lined the route of President Obama’s motorcade. President Obama noted the enormous work that had been completed, but he acknowledged that repair work needed to continue before recovery would be complete.
The next post reviews the hurricane situation, showing how one community, Margate, NJ, prepares to meet the challenge of revitalizing storm damaged homes still in need of repair.
N is for Nora’s Ark: In Times of Trouble People Help People (Hurricane Sandy)
Ocean City, NJ is my favorite beach town and I have written about it before:
O is for Ocean City, NJ 2012/04/18
Saturday Silliness – Basset Hound Doo Dah Parade 2012/08/04
Bike MS-Video-City-to-Shore Success 2012/09/30
Bike MS City-to-Shore 2012/09/30
Relay for Life (Cancer) 2012/06/25
P is for Parade, Pies, Paint–Doo Dah Parade, 2013 2013/04/18
O is for Ocean City, NJ: Pizza, Saltwater Taffy, Frozen Custard, Caramel Popcorn 2013/04/17
A Cat, A Crab, and a Sunny Day 2013/05/09
The Last Meow
Good idea. Time for the beach. Let’s go!
Meow for now. =<^;^>=
I’m a Jersey girl myself – lived there most of my life but moved here to SC 12 years ago. Loved the Jersey shore and still have most of my family up there. The devastation was horrific, hope it’s mostly better by now.
HI Jersey Girl, Superstorm Sandy did devastate many shore areas of NY and NJ. We had less damage in Southern New Jersey, but it was still significant. The communities have really pulled together to be ready for this season, but you still see dumpsters on the street for the many renovation projects that Sandy necessitated. We’re starting to have good beach weather now. Thanks for visiting my blog.
My pleasure! I used to have a home in Avalon on 23rd St. Are you near there?
Tina, I just saw this second note. Sorry I missed it before. I live on-shore about twenty minutes from the shore….close enough to visit whenever we want.
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