Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tracking the Progress: Point Pleasant to Mantoloking, February 17, 2013.

As spring approaches the evergreens along the barrier island that were washed by the salt water storm surge from Hurricane Sandy are starting to turn brown as they die from the salt in their roots. It's striking to see how many trees are dying as you drive from Point Pleasant to Seaside.

PPB boardwalk, looking south from Arnold Ave.

PPB boardwalk looking north from Jenkinson's South

Mini-golf and bath house at Risdens Beach, (looking south)
Mantoloking looking east from Route 35. The pilings were not exposed but are now because of erosion during the storm.
Mantoloking. West side of Route 35. The Atlantic Ocean is approximately 200 yards east. 
Route 35 from Bay Head south to Route 528 (the Mantoloking Bridge) opened for traffic on February 2, but non-residents are not allowed to stop or travel on side-streets in the borough because of looting fears.

Ground zero for the storm in Ocean County was the three mile strip from Bay Head south to the Mantoloking bridge, and nearly four months after the storm, things have not improved significantly.

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