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Point Pleasant Beach (courtesy NJDEP)
Point Pleasant Beach (courtesy NJDEP)
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Rebuild of northern Ocean County’s Sandy-strapped beaches has Spring start date

The news that land and home owners in Ocean County's most Superstorm-ravaged section have waited more than four years to hear, finally arrives.

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New Jersey State Police’s Urban Search and Rescue team at Island Beach State Park. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
New Jersey State Police’s Urban Search and Rescue team at Island Beach State Park. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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New Jersey emergency response teams hold training drills at Island Beach State Park

Did you see all those black-hawk helicopters flying over the shore Friday morning and landing at Island Beach State Park? Emergency response teams including the New Jersey National Guard and the New Jersey State Police’s Urban Search and Rescue team held training drills on site.

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Volunteers scaling the foundation. (Christopher Scali. Union Beach)
Volunteers scaling the foundation. (Christopher Scali. Union Beach)
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Four years post-Sandy, hope for a Union Beach family

It's been four years since Hurricane Sandy and many Jersey Shore residents are still in need of aid. Volunteers from "A Future with Hope" helped Jennifer Capraun and her family start a new life in a brand new home...

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Thousands of Jersey Shore residents still not home 4 years after Sandy

As the four year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches this month, a number of impacted families from Monmouth and Ocean counties remain displaced...

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NJ Sandy survivor collecting cards and donations for Louisiana flood victims

Many lessons have been learned from Superstorm Sandy, but for Courtney Chibbaro weathering the storm and damage she suffered while living in Seaside Park helped her become a confident person, look at things with a second set of eyes, and conclude that there is greatness in the world.

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Laurie Cataldo in New Orleans
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How a Jersey Girl Fell in Love With Louisiana

In case you missed the memo, and don't worry, it seems most people have, Louisiana is currently dealing with the aftermath of what some are calling the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. (If that doesn't give you a sense of the tragedy, nothing will.)

13 people have died. Tens of thousands have been displaced. People have lost everything. We all know what that kind of devastation looks like, but for me, it's two-fold.

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NJ Sandy fraud: 5 more charged with illegally taking relief funds

A total of 64 homeowners have been charged with filing fraudulent claims since March 2014 in an attempt to acquire Superstorm Sandy relief funds.

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The Northeast Coast Marks One Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy
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Superstorm housing support sessions in Toms River, Eatontown

Superstorm-weathered families, resituating on limited incomes, can get housing consultation, legal aid and help meeting utility bills in upcoming outreach sessions by New Jersey's six Sandy Housing Counseling Agencies. Toms River and Eatontown are sites for two of them.

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Downtown Toms River
Downtown Toms River
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You Know You’re From Toms River When…

We've covered Brick. We've tackled Howell. Now it's time to take a look at our very own County Seat - Toms River. Here are the top 10 things that a true Toms River native will understand:

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Ortley, North Beach targeted for Superstorm repair grant

First ravaged by Sandy, now blitzed by a blizzard, residents of Ortley Beach and neighboring North Beach in Toms River get word that they're targeted for $4,900,000 in federal Superstorm recovery aid.

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DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Workers install a window in house one year after being destroyed by Superstorm Sandy October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Workers install a window one year after Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Deadline for Sandy review claims extended

Superstorm Sandy victims have an extra 30 days to file a request for their flood insurance claims to be reviewed.

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Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)
Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)
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Bayside Park in Ortley Beach reopens July 18

The next step toward mending Ortley Beach's Superstorm wounds is about to be taken. Bayside Park, decimated in the October 2012 disaster, officially reopens July 18.

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