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These images were taken seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy in one of the hardest hit areas of NJ. Most of the images were taken in Ortley Beach. The level of damage is very apparent and seven weeks later, the cleanup continues. Seeing this area in this state really gives you first hand account of the destructive force of nature.

While most areas were still closed to the public seven weeks later, Ortley was surprisingly open briefly and I was able to see for myself the devastation. Seaside Heights was supposed to be open to the public according to the news but was still closed the day I went. I was able to get a glimpse of the roller coaster sitting in the Atlantic. You have all seen the now famous/infamous image of it in the news. While mine isn’t as dramatic and seeing it sitting there along with all the damaged homes first hand, it is a reminder of how destructive nature can be.

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Heading into Ortley Beach. Sand piled high waiting to be placed back on the beaches.

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Roads still blocked off due to cleanup still going on and debris all over the roads

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Roads still blocked off due to cleanup still going on and debris all over the roads

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Rt. 35 North, Ortley Beach

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Rt. 35 North, Ortley Beach

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Between Rt. 35 North and Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Between Rt. 35 North and Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Between Rt. 35 North and Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Between Rt. 35 North and Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Between Rt. 35 North and Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Ocean Ave. Ortley Beach

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Surf Club on what used to be Ocean Ave. in Ortley Beach

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Surf Club on what used to be Ocean Ave. in Ortley Beach

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What’s left of Ocean Ave. in Ortley Beach

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Near Ocean Ave. in Ortley Beach

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Even after bulldozing the beaches of debris, more debris still drifts ashore. Near Seaside Heights

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What’s left of the Seaside Heights sky ride

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Roller coaster sits in the Atlantic in Seaside Heights

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5 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy Seven Weeks Later

  1. Pingback: The Need for Community in 2013: Remembering Others | Eyes Straight Ahead

  2. terrible tragedy…you’ve captured the total destruction, your photos speak volumes, the subject is heart breaking but your photos are amazing…thank you for sharing!

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