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Offline RayG

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Not until you see it....
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:14:04 PM »
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  • I had the chance to visit the area near Sea bright and the Highlands this past weekend for the first time since Sandy... Wow... Only businesses really open in The Highlands are Katz's, Welsh Farms and the chubby pickle or whatever it's called (The old Bootlegger). People are trying but things won't be back for quite some time. As for Seabright, the downtown seems to be basically gone. The only thing I saw that was open was the Dunkin Donuts at the bridge.. And THAT only opened on Friday as far as my friend knew because it wasn't open last week. Sandy Hook is closed, no public at all- even to park near the toll booths just to look around. Checkpoint upon entering. 2 of the 3 beach clubs between SH and Sea Bright are gone. I certainly hope that things can get back to semi-normal for the folks over there real quick.
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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 09:27:52 PM »
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  • Sigh.  :-\


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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 07:59:48 PM »
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  • You have summed up what the area looks like. Beach clubs in Monmouth Beach took a beating as well. It is unreal what happen to Sea Bright but it was bound to happen someday. The town floods from the river on almost any northeast storm, but the damage the storm surge did was hard to believe. Looked liked it snowed sand right after the storm, sand was piled 3 feet high in the town. Sea Bright will rebuild but someday in the future another storm will unfortunatly hammer it again. I love the town but I know personally I would not want to live with that hanging over me. Going to be a few years before it feels "normal" again. Places along the bay shore were hit even harder.

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    Not until you see it....
    « Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 11:04:03 PM »
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  • And Sea Bright had a huge seawall!  Really sad.  Lots of places on the Raritan Bay were hit even harder. 

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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 10:12:27 AM »
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  • And Sea Bright had a huge seawall!  Really sad.  Lots of places on the Raritan Bay were hit even harder. 


    As a correction- Sea Bright proper is NOT protected by the seawall. That ends at where "The Sands" beach club used to be. Even so, many of the houses along that stretch behind the wall were severely damaged- if not by the ocean surge directly, then by the back surge coming from the Navesink and Shrewsbury. But at least SOME of the residents were thinking ahead because there were a few houses with OBX style blow-thrus on the ground level. Not many- but a few that won't have quite the task cleaning up.
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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 03:34:48 PM »
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  • It really is true. All the photos and news coverage cannot convey what you feel when you are surrounded by it all. Even my own images do no invoke the same feelings I get when I'm knee deep in it cleaning out yet another house.

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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 11:51:15 AM »
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  • I know Derf McTeague has his Island Style Surf shop still going in Sea Bright, that's a plus for sure. Please go support him he's a top bloke! Baffled how his place survived  but obviously with insane damage to gear
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    Re: Not until you see it....
    « Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 02:22:11 PM »
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  • I know Derf McTeague has his Island Style Surf shop still going in Sea Bright, that's a plus for sure. Please go support him he's a top bloke! Baffled how his place survived  but obviously with insane damage to gear


    Hard to believe, unless he's running out of another location temporarily. The storefront sure didn't look habitable at all, along with the rest of the stores in that strip. Plywood and "Keep Out" signs as of last Sat & Sun.
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