Superstorm Sandy Leaves N.J. Beach Towns A Mess
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hurricane Sandy clobbered the Jersey Shore, which is a popular vacation spot for plenty of people from the Pittsburgh area.
If one image defines Seaside Heights, it’s the roller coaster. It was swallowed up by the sea during the superstorm and much of the amusement park surrounding is now gone as well.
Mayor Bill Akers trying to understand the devastation left behind.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin reports:
“When you look at those pictures, what they thought of Seaside Heights, it’s not going to ever be the same,” he said “It’ll never be that old Seaside Heights.”
Atlantic City’s historic boardwalk, where so many Pittsburghers go on vacation is also in shambles. Waves now rush over stacks of wood.
Atlantic City saw 14 inches of rain.
“It’s just crazy,” said on resident. “I hope they rebuild it. It was such a nice place to be.”
In Ocean City, N.J., locals are calling the storm and its aftermath historic – flooding, sand and damage. Aerial views show homes and streets filled with sand.
Near the Wildwood Boardwalk, Moreys Piers is still underwater, but the Ferris wheel was spared, still standing tall.
What used to be the beach is now under water.
“We never had water up this high, ever,” said one local out surveying the damage.
KDKA’s Andy Sheehan reports from New Jersey:
However, the boardwalk in Wildwood held up pretty well, but there is a lot of street flooding there.
On Beach Avenue in Cape May, water came across the sea wall during the storm.
Video taken from a police car shows flooding, but not a lot of damage. Officials are reporting a lot of flooding and a lot of sand, but say the historic community was spared any major damage.