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.
New York Daily News photo
USA Today photo
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)
Hurricane Sandy makes an abrupt left turn and heads directly to New Jersey coast.
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
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride
Bike MS-Video-City-to-Shore Success 2012/09/30
Bikers walk their bikes to the staging area after completing the race
Bike MS City-to-Shore 2012/09/30
Breanna enthusiastically marches around the area carrying a sign with the positive news that a cure for MS is in sight. Children can learn the value and positive benefits of volunteering at an early age.
Relay for Life (Cancer) 2012/06/25
Relay for Life opening parade
P is for Parade, Pies, Paint–Doo Dah Parade, 2013 2013/04/18
I. Will. Not. Go. One. More. Step. And. You. Can’t. Make. Me.
O is for Ocean City, NJ: Pizza, Saltwater Taffy, Frozen Custard, Caramel Popcorn 2013/04/17
Eating ice cream on the Ocean City Boardwalk with my grandchildren and their cousins.
A Cat, A Crab, and a Sunny Day 2013/05/09
Photo credit: David Nahan, Ocean City Sentinel
The Last Meow
Good idea. Time for the beach. Let’s go!
Meow for now. =<^;^>=