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There are quite a few people who just walked away Its sad really Were going on how long Two years And there is still so much more work that needs to be done Pamela Vazquez a news reporter for the Asbury park press is talking about the devastating Hurricane Sandy that touched down on the Jersey Shore more than 2 years ago Wednesday October 29 2014 marks two years since Sandy overwhelmed the state causing an estimated 30 billion in damage here Four died at the Shore and tens of thousands were left homeless from days to months Jersey Shore residents whose homes were washed out by Sandy have spent the past two years wading through obstacles in their bid to rebuild They have encountered lingering questions as to where they will find the money long permitting processes and fly-by-night contractorsAfter Hurricane Sandy hit the everyone worked hard to help each other get back to normal Whether it was volunteering to clean up a destroyed house or maybe even donating food for people who werent home and couldnt make their family a home cooked meal After the storm everyone just seemed to have each others backs But over time people have lessen to feel the need to donate and volunteer to the ones who arent back to their normal lives even if it was two years ago For this reason many of towns arent and probably will never be back to the 100 that they were a couple years ago for example Long Branch is 65 percent recovered at the waterfront 85 percent throughout the city 75 substantially damaged homes 24 homes elevated or being elevated 16 homes demolished or being demolished 8 new homes constructed or being constructed where previous homes were demolished Belmar is likely about 75 percent recovered Two boardwalk pavilions hammered by Sandy have not been rebuilt Received nearly 19 million in federal and insurance funding and waiting for another 5
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