Hurricane Sandy Anglers

Henry V

Hey guys,

I know we have plenty of regulars - Brian, Al, & Co. - from the hardest hit areas of the northeast. Is everyone from there okay? I spent the past week in a panic over the state of my family in Staten Island. Now that things are quiet and I know they are safe despite tremendous stress and loss of property, I want to help others, or at least have reports from people on how they are doing.

Hank

Posted by Henry V Elite Member created over 4 years ago - last updated over 4 years ago
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Dennis Huskins

Thanks Hank! I had 6 downed trees on my property, a devastated swimming pool and fense, and no power - heat - water for 3 days. I count myself very lucky. Awaiting an insurance adjuster to take a look. Just gave to the Salvation Army on the internet 20 minutes ago. What say the rest of you NJ - coastal NY guys?

PS: So Sorry for those poor Staten Island Folks.

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Dennis,

Glad to hear you are okay! I hope ther rest of the tri-state anglers are safe and warm, too.

H

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Bill Greenwald

We were very fortunate here in South Central NJ....there are trees down, and some utility problems, but all in all we dodged the bullet.

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Brian Shea

My town made out pretty good, just a few trees and poles down. But 40 miles east of me( Seaside heights and Long Beach Island) is completely devastated. Entire neighborhoods wiped out.

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Rea Newhall

Yeah we made out really good here. Pemberton Boro never even lost power. We are all very lucky. I'm gonna start working with one of my buddy's repairing houses in the Tom's River and Brick town areas in the next few weeks. They got hit pretty hard. Your're right Bill, we dodged a pretty big bullet.

Posted by Rea Newhall Expert Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Jessica & Angelo

Luckly my town made out great actually. Honestly the storm back in June that we had cause most damage to my town than sandy, I'am very thankful nothing happend here. No poles or trees down nor power outages. Unfortunately my sister-in-law did not make out good. Flooded basement and right now she is still out of power.

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Joe Brown

I'm still without power, but getting by with the portable generator. No damage or flooding and everybody is safe.

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Henry V

Thanks of rposting everyone. I know many of the Jersey anglers from the site, but not all of you. As a native son of NJ, I am happy to hear you are all well, even if there is property damage. I was concerned, and now I am relieved, so thanks for posting.

Who knows, maybe we can find a way at some point to make a concerted effort and use our fishing prowess to generate some help for those hardest hit along the coast. I will be in the area in December helping relatives on SI get back on their feet.

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Brian Shea

 

Here is a link to pictures of hurricane sandy damage. If you slide the picture over it shows the "after" photos.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/hurricane-sandy-before-after-photos/

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Those photos are unbelievable. The one of the devastation in Brielle is incredible. That's the bridge to Point Pleasant littered with boats, isn't it? I hesitate to ask what the Manasquan River looks like.

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Brian Shea

Yea Henry that is that bridge. Crazy isn't it? A captain told me that everyone that left their boats in the water were fine. The people that trailered them weren't so lucky. The water just lifted them off and floated away, when the water came down the boats were left. I saw one pile of boats that had to have 15-20 boats in it. And another boat was standing vertical on its motor. They say some people won't be able to move back till next summer. I haven't been to the river yet. Its always muddy anyway. I like to think all those twist and turns that river has seems to protect it

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Henry V

I heard today the Manasquan is very, very low and muddy. Seems that they let water out of Manasquan reservoir prior to Sandy to relieve pressure, but it hasn't rained much in 2 weeks since so they aren't releasing water. Hence, poor fishing. Basically, that's a tailwater, so the sea runs need waterflow to bring them in. 

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Mark Ross

Well I made it through the storm ok but our  family bungalo in Holgate, LBI  was destroyed 4.5 feet of water throughout the whole thing so my surf fishing headquarters and where I spent  all of my summers as a kid are gone. Im better off than most people down there  who call lbi their primary residence at least i have a house on the mainland still.

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