New Jersey's coastal counties have been declared a disaster area by Governor Corzine.
Though the rain and wind subsided over the weekend, yesterday was the first day local and state officials could take a firsthand view of the damage. They were out in force on Long Beach Island, calling last week's storm the worst in a decade.
Most lagoon front property in Little Egg Harbor and Manahawkin fared well, some of the beaches on Long Beach Island were not so lucky.
Bulkheads and jetties saw some real action during the 4 days of wind and rain.
The beaches in Surf City handled the storm far better. Last year, Surf City received beach replenishment help from the Army Corps of Engineers. The wider beach and plenty of dune grass helped against the winds and high tides.
That's not to say the Surf City beach was debris free...
So as state and municipal officials continue to tally the costs to repair the damage on the Island, some were just enjoying the remnants of the storm.