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.
Ocean City, NJ is my favorite beach town and I have written about it before:
O is for Ocean City, NJ 2012/04/18
P is for Parade, Pies, Paint–Doo Dah Parade, 2013 2013/04/18
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. =<^;^>=