More than five months after Hurricane Sandy belted the Garden State, some of the hardest hit residents are still struggling with symptoms including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Carly Roncin knew she had to find a way to help people after the devastation of Sandy. She came up with a great idea called 'A Princess' Wardrobe' and she began collecting prom and sweet sixteen dresses and accessories to give to those in need.
Liz and I are kicking off a special broadcast that will last 13 hours. The show is called "A Point In Time" and is a look back at some unbelievable stories from people who were on the front lines protecting us and our communities as well as a look ahead to the progress of our rebuilding process.
Liz and I will kick off a 13 hour live broadcast, "Point In Time", looking back at the devastation of Sandy and looking ahead to the continuing restoration of the Jersey Shore this coming Monday, March 25th at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach from 6am to 7pm.
I took a ride with through Belmar with Diane after our visit to Kelly's yesterday morning. I hadn't been there since Gov.Christie's press conference at the groundbreaking. Seeing the new boardwalk work made me proud of the Jersey Shore's strength.
Eric Katz, a 30-year-old paraplegic, Toms River, NJ native, who has devoted his life to building and creating artificial limbs for amputees, lost his home and everything he owned during Hurricane Sandy.
When I hear a forecast that includes a storm, lately I'm listening for wind speeds and high tides and evacuation information. Coastal flooding is on the top of all of our minds, and at least for a while, that's going to be the "new normal" here at the Jersey Shore.
Are we really going through another storm? How many times is Mother Nature going to test us? We are trying as hard as we can to move forward from Sandy, and it seems like there's something to worry about with the forecast every week or so.
The devastation that so many Jersey Shore towns suffered from Hurricane Sandy is hard to put into words, and Union Beach is certainly one of those towns. Now you can help your neighbors in Union Beach by donating a gently worn prom dress.
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