As utility teams from neighboring states and beyond pour into New Jersey, the clean up continues. Residence are still pumping out basements, homeowners have begun to tear at sheet rock and wallboard in an attempt to ward off the growth of mold, personal possessions and home appliances have found their way to the curb.
In my hometown the local rag reports that 241 buildings took on 8 to 10 feet of water and, of these, 25 are so damaged they will probably be demolished. In this tiny town, 300 residents from 18 streets had to be evacuated. In comparison to some neighboring towns and our shore communities, this does not seem like a lot but, whatever the number, Sandy made quite an impression and we will be experiencing the far-reaching affects for some time to come.
As we start the new week, let's take a line from that late 60's play and let the sunshine in. Don't forget to keep smiling!
Signs of the times...
|NO ONE is permitted to enter this building...posted|
on the Portuguese Fisherman restaurant.
|This building is considered unsafe for human occupancy...|
posted on most homes along the Causeway.
|A water line immediately above the first line of windows (+6 ft.)|
on this bay door at Eagle Tire.
|The best place for bagels in town shows a water line on the|
window visible just behind the American flag.
And other things noticed...
|Up a tree...a single shoe hangs in a tree along|
the causeway bridge where water reached
to 10 feet.
|Clothing, business papers, and debris clog a storm drain.|
|Absolutely positively NO FISHING!|