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Here in New Jersey shops hotels and restaurants are racing to reopen before the start of summer eight weeks from today.
Super -- say because an estimated eight billion dollars in damages to businesses a lot of owners say they're running into trouble as they try to rebuild.
We have team fox coverage of the recovery effort up and down the coast -- -- fox -- correspondent Jonathan -- is live in Bill Maher New Jersey to start us off.
About fifteen miles -- the shore from here Jonathan.
-- the border war Conway Twitter I'm standing is a symbol of bell miles post sandy Reba.
Every inch of its one point three miles was destroyed by sandy every inch is now being rebuilt in the business owners.
Say they will be back and as we traveled up and down the Jersey Shore over the past couple of weeks.
We've seen that same spirit of determination every -- Nowhere more so perhaps that in the -- said Scott and they -- Kelly who lost not just that home but also that popular.
And successful business the -- have to block and restaurant this is their story.
Blair walking up and we saw.
Destruction everywhere building after building -- to look at these Sabrina Sabrina.
And -- -- she'll place right here oh this Friday looks -- we walked into the back area and we saw the sand sand is what really was what got us the newest.
67 foot sand dunes and so I hear you sexist -- and send it right in here you can stand the test is showing that this guy like Osama stand there.
And it was just -- -- certain things that -- upside down equipment.
Things that were ripped off the walls TVs are everywhere will.
Kicks in the first.
Oh my god can we do this no I thought and really we've got great insurance great coverage has that insurance what you know -- that's not.
Not at all.
When -- say anything the insurance companies are not agree in two -- they gonna pay Natalie made.
Denied us our business interruption insurance and on 1000005 policy that often they offered us 124000.
Which is laughable.
It wasn't for our savings and for the -- that she has right now I don't know.
What stage -- -- -- just struggling to survive we're struggling now I can imagine what it would be like without some income.
And you can't stop rebuilding.
Here until all of that is sorted out which means that you're gonna be rebuilt for the summer -- -- now.
Now we're we're shooting right now 2014.
So some maturity thirteen isn't gonna happen for the -- -- -- -- What does that mean to you in terms of income -- -- the summer Salinas this at least 2% of it seemed to business -- -- and then.
You come -- you find -- your home.
Scott took his first -- fair he's 41.
It's my three kids think -- percent from the house so that's been in the family for a sixteen -- years from now as you can -- from.
-- -- -- We're gonna go taller and stronger.
On so that.
You know we can sustain and -- -- our kids crying kids can be here as well.
For a -- Only that's.
What's the business in their home remarkably strong.
Well you know I know we're all safe and that's really what matters.
Extraordinary people -- and if the spirit of stalked and -- Kelly is reflected are putting down New Jersey show all that missed some.
Is that going to be OK for all of them -- There's a lot of optimism here as well as Jonathan -- live for us John --
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