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PHOTOS: NJ in Disrepair Months Post Sandy

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
April 29, 2013; 10:40 AM ET
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Despite the time that has passed since Sandy wreaked havoc on the coast, her effects are still prominent on many communities.

Six months since, homeowners and businesses alike still face the difficult task of rebuilding.

The pictures below summarize the devastation that has affected thousands and forever altered the landscape of the iconic Jersey Shore.

From the outside of a home, looking in through a shattered glass window, it is apparent the severity of Sandy's damage. Homes such as this remain uninhabited due to mold and structural damage.

The iconic Jet Star roller coaster, a main attraction at Casino Pier, remains stranded in the ocean. Despite significant damage, the pier is expected to reopen for the summer season.

In anticipation of the busy tourism season, businesses get to work on rebuilding their establishments.

Signs like the ones seen above are stapled to the door of many badly damaged homes.

Bungalows along the coast remain vacant nearly six months since Sandy. Many, without roofs and walls, continue to be weathered by the elements while homeowners reside in temporary housing.

In the wake of Sandy, many who could not return to their homes left messages to deter looters.

Remnants of a diner in Seaside Park lie covered in dust five months post-Sandy, as owners continue to make reparations with hopes to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend.

In anticipation of looters, a resident constructed a makeshift wall to close off the damage Sandy created.

Scrapbooks, like the one that contains the photo above, are kept by residents with severe storm damage as a record book and evidence for insurance claims. Mold growth is rampant in homes that suffered water damage.

A resident of Seaside Park spends his Saturday helping to haul away damaged household items. Many families are just beginning to rebuild, as they receive further clarification of new regulations and building requirements.


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