Seaside Heights Before and After Hurricane Sandy and the Fire Through Time

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This beloved shore town of Seaside Heights was battered by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and one year later, in 2013, it suffered a major fire that destroyed the south end of the boardwalk. Notwithstanding these challenges, recovery is strong and the future of Seaside Heights grows brighter as each day passes. The boardwalk was re-built stronger than the one that Sandy splintered and rises slowly from the ashes of the horrific fire. After Governor Chris Christie visited the site of the destruction, he said, "We'll rebuild it." However, for those who recall the way things were, it won't be the same, as many of the iconic structures that made it what it was are now gone and washed into the ocean. With characteristic resilience and strength, Seaside Heights did rebuild, and came back stronger. "Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting."—Francoise LeGrande, The Quotable Sailor
ISBN: 9781635000344
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New Jersey
Series: America Through Time
Images: 209
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
MARCIA DENTE is the author of three local history books that include The Great Falls of Paterson (2010), Paterson Great Falls: From Local Landmark to National Historical Park (2012) and Paterson Through Time (2014). She is also an artist and freelance photographer. In March 2016, she curated a photo exhibit for the Paterson Museum about Lou Costello for the 110th anniversary of his birth. Both Lou and Marcia are hometown Patersonians. Marcia has resided in South Jersey since 2007, near Seaside Heights and the Jersey Shore.
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