PHOTOS: Cleaning Up Devastation in Toms River

Flooding has receded in many places, but the damage created is immense

Whole homes along the Toms River bayfront were crushed by the water and wind of Hurricane Sandy. Two-story houses and beach cottages were crumpled up and ripped into confetti.

In Green Island, Gilford Park, the Bayshore, East Dover and elsewhere along the Toms River waterfront, whole neighborhoods under water after the storm could now begin the long process ahead: dry out and clean up.

Wednesday and Thursday, flooding had receded. What was next was to survey the damage and clean-up one of the biggest messes and devastation Toms River has faced in years.

Clothing dried on fences that served as makeshift clotheslines. Mattresses and upholestry were tossed curbside along with washed around planks and branches and other debris.

For much of low-lying Toms River, this is reality for days to come, with more than 36,800 without power in the township. The first outages came Sunday; some have been without power since then, residents reported to Toms River Patch.

This photo gallery is of Wednesday and Thursday images along Bayshore, Gilford Park, Windsor Park and East Dover.

For the latest Hurricane Sandy coverage from Toms River Patch visit our topic page here.


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Project Bluebeam November 02, 2012 at 04:05 PM
You have power and you're retired. WHY are you "driving around"?
Mattie November 02, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Well if it's any of your business.... I went to check on my parents (84 and 90 yrs old) several blocks away, as well as on a few other people in my neighborhood. I also needed gas yesterday and went to the nearest open gas station - but I had to drive a little bit to find one.... I also had to go into South Toms River and Beachwood early to check up on other relatives and friends - some STILL without power. Is that OK with you?
Mattie November 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
And by the way....MANY people who live in Holiday City still work. We aren't ALL retired. Don't you have other things to worry over and make assumptions about?
Elizabeth Slocum November 02, 2012 at 06:41 PM
The building is still standing. I do not know if there was any damage. probably definate flooding.
Karen Douglas November 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Joan, Thanks very Much!!!!! Please anyone with information let me know, I appreciate all of you and my prayers are with you!


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