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Sandy: Then And Now [SERIES]

The series “Sandy: Then And Now” looks at the damage left by Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey and how tourism, residents have worked towards recovering and improving the public’s perception of the damage.


Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster
Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
 

In part one of our series we look at how the state looked right after the Superstorm hit and how it looks almost a year later.

 
FEMA trailers lined up at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson
FEMA trailers lined up at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
 

In part 2 look at the challenges faced by displaced individuals in finding a place to stay and returning home.

 
Hurricane Sandy Destroys Surf Club
Sandy destroys Joey Harrison's Surf Club in Ortley Beach. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
 

In part 3 we look at businesses still struggling with the effects nearly a year after the Superstorm.

 
Matisse in Belmar after Sandy
Matisse in Belmar after Sandy (Facebook)
 

In part 4 we look at how tourism was affected by the storm, and how it struggled to rebuild, both physically and metaphorically

 
The Princess Cottage Inn (R) stands across the street from a onetime residence in Union Beach
The Princess Cottage Inn (R) stands across the street from a onetime residence in Union Beach (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
 

In part 5 we look at the varying degrees of individual recovery. The storm’s lingering effects are still felt by some residents, while others admit they have already put it behind them.

 

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