I originally posted photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy a few days ago of some of the lesser damaged areas by the Toms River and the Barnegat Bay. This time, I managed to get to the ocean side of Point Pleasant.

Link to original Hurricane Sandy post.


There are still many police and National Guard roadblocks/checkpoints around the damaged areas to prevent looting. A lot of roads are also blocked by school busses because either the areas have no power or are still flooded.

Cleanup is going well and at a speedy pace in some areas while some areas report no cleanup at all. Seaside Heights and Long Beach Island residents are still not allowed there except for a few hours for a grab and go session Monday. No one is allowed in the more impacted areas unless they have proof of residence in that specific area. If you cannot prove your residence you will be turned away. It’s just one more measure to deter looting.

Anyway, here are some more images of the aftermath of Sandy.

Some out of state electrical workers assembling for their intended routes on Rt. 37 in Toms River (Below)


Traffic heading east on Rt. 37 in Toms River towards the Seaside Heights bridge. This traffic went on for about 3+ miles or so (Below)


School bus roadblocks on Rt. 70 (Below)


NJ State Police roadblocks on Rt. 88 in Point (Below)


Some power lines and poles still down on Rt. 88 in Point (Below)


Debris from cleanup in Point (Below)


Part of the Point boardwalk on someone’s front lawn in Point (Below)


Debris from cleanup on Ocean Ave in Point (Below)

Sign on Central Ave. in Point (Below)


These images were taken on the beach from Jersey Ave. in Point and south of that heading into Mantoloking (Below)


Point Beach. Sign made of shells. It is supposed to say, RESTORE NJ (Below)


Point Beach. A lonely Playboy Rabbit (Below)


Point Beach. Someone’s lost memories (Below)


These images were taken on the Point boardwalk by Martell’s Tiki Bar and Jenkinson’s (Below)


22 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy one week later, NJ

  1. Having grown up and with many relatives on the east coast, we watched this storm with great anxiety for the safety of our friends and loved ones. While things can be replaced, people cannot. I am grateful most people made it through ok and wish the east coast a speedy recovery.

    • Thanks for stopping by. The storm was one of the worst I have experienced but I was lucky enough to be far enough away from the water to avoid any water damage. Most people obeyed the mandatory evacuation so very little loss of life. Saddened for the ones who lost everything. A lot of rebuilding going on right now.

  2. Thanks so much for liking my blog.Your pictures truly tell the story. I was so heartbroken to see all that happened in NJ. I’ve been to Atlantic City only once but it was really fascinating -the coastline was so different from what I’m used to in Southern California ! I also know some great people that are originally from Seaside Heights. I know that given the spirit of the people there, this area will come back and be better than ever- Erica

    • Thanks for visiting. I grew up around all these shore areas shown and have been to them many times in my younger days but haven’t been lately. The hurricane sure has changed a lot of the landscape and hope everyone will be back to normal very soon.

  3. Good job with the aftermath. I live in Ocean County, NJ and while I took a great number of shots the day before and the day of Sandy, I could not bring myself to shoot the aftermath. Areas are just getting back to full access and I am hoping to get some of the rebuilding and do an album on it. Tough scene indeed.

    • Thanks for stopping by. My town had all roads closed in and around the bay, ocean and Parkway so I couldn’t even get out of my own neighborhood during the hurricane or even the day after. It was hard to see the devastation. By the time I got around to seeing most of the areas, some of them had already been cleared. There are still a lot of towns that are still closed and struggling to get their utilities back.

  4. Fascinating, but also so depressing. Very good post.

    Thanks for stopping by at “In search of unusual destinations”: being a Brit, NJ is unusual, of course! NYC and Montana, not quite so unusual! Texas next, I hope. Phil.

    • Thanks for visiting. Yes, NJ is very unusual. I have lived here most of my life and I still think it’s an unusual place but I call it home. I love NYC and can’t get enough of it. I hope you have enjoyed visiting the USA.

  5. Terrence, thanks for visiting my blog. And thanks for your photo essay of the Sandy disaster. It’s so valuable having such up-close and personal coverage. Great work

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