Power has just been restored in my little corner of the Jersey Shore, but for many it's going to be a long road. Many in Little Egg Harbor's waterfront communities of Mystic and Osborn Islands have lost everything. Flooded homes were evident earlier today as mattresses and capeting were being removed and stacked for pick up.
Floating docks littered front yards and the back end of largoons. A sailboat even ended up in the marshes west of Radio Road on Osborn Island.
Many waterfront areas are still not open...the bay front are of Barnegat is only accessible to residents, and the police on E Bay Avenue are allowing only home owners through. Many off those homes are not habitable, and therefore off limits to even the owners.
Here in Manahawkin we were without power since the beginning of the storm on Monday, we're thankful to Atlantic City Electric and our first-responders who have been on the job since the storm began. Most of all I pray for all my Jersey Shore neighbors who weren't as fortunate as I.
Thanks everyone who comminucated your concern for our safety through phone call and messages.
7:30pm October 31st