Shore Towns Lose Boardwalks, Sand Dunes from Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Hurricane Sandy impacted much of the Garden State, but some of the hardest hit areas were at the Jersey Shore.

In Spring Lake, the boardwalk was ripped in pieces, just completely destroyed. In fact, big chunks of it were found blocks away from the beach on residential streets. And that boardwalk was recently replaced after Tropical Storm Irene last year. Also in Spring Lake, huge sand dunes that once blocked the view were completely blown away.


Other shore towns have seen similar destruction. The boardwalk in Sea Girt were also severely damaged. And there are trees there that were completely uprooted as well as in other towns across the state. There were downed wires in Manasquan and flooded streets in that town as well..

But the story in Seaside Heights was especially compelling because late this afternoon, crews were still trying to rescue people who stayed behind and tried to ride it out there during the storm.