Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
And it is hard to believe that it's been a months is super storms sandy hit the East Coast and one of the hardest hit areas.
Was our beloved at Jersey Shore take a look at it back on the day.
It is a community of -- -- -- -- you looking at there the devastation was shocking in that area are Rick Leventhal rode out the storm there and he joins us now from Point Pleasant beach to see how the recovery efforts are going.
So does that look like there's been any action down therefore -- Slater wreck.
It's remarkable Martha how much work is left to be done here you can see the township had some heavy equipment here they're picking up.
Piles of debris out front of an oceanfront home it's boarded up now.
The whole front porch was ripped off by the win in the storm surge in the -- as you may remember or washed away the town has.
A rebuilt them sort of they -- -- -- -- -- but there's still a lot of work that we've done in the -- as well and if you if you come back this way we'll just show you how much sand and debris is still left on the side of the road on the sidewalk.
Piles of concrete.
Down the street this is Washington avenue this was underwater many of the homes have those piles -- -- in front of them as we've been seeing all up and down the -- in New York coastline.
These many of these homes still don't have power either and of course.
This is the white sands.
Resort where we stayed during the storm and that's the room that we wrote it out -- up there on the third floor the white sands tells us they've sustained.
Probably well over a million dollars worth of damages they are reopened they do have power back here and they hope.
That they can be fully operational including their ocean front property.
By next Memorial Day Martha.
Yeah and a lot of people are concerned that next summer you know they they still might be in the middle of all this.
How about the rest of New Jersey wreck.
Well the damage estimates now -- more than 29 billion dollars just for the state of New Jersey.
And that tally could go higher depending on what they find they continue to try and clean up the debris we've heard from FEMA -- -- paid out 248.
Million dollars already.
Residents have registered for assistance and FEMA says it's inspected 96% of their homes -- that means that there are still thousands of homes that.
Haven't been inspected.
And still thousands of homes without power for weeks after sandy hit -- Yeah those folks are still staying with friends and in all kinds a typical situations Rick thank you very much.
Filter by section