Permanent Return 4 to 6 Months Away, South Seaside Park Residents Told

Nov 14, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 9

Residents of South Seaside Park need to be prepared to be out of their homes at least four to six months, Berkeley officials said on Tuesday evening.

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faith byk

Hamden, CT

#1 Nov 14, 2012
visited our home, first time since the storm, our yard is full of debris,from the bay and neighboring homes, the water turned off mud or bay muck on the floors, doors blown off..where do u find workers to clean and carry to the curb..a real mess but cud b worse. it was my boat on the corner ,now to find out how to get it on a trailer and out of the street. does seaside park have a central place to find out some answers?
George

Toms River, NJ

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Lets just get to work behind the winter arrives..!!
George

Toms River, NJ

#3 Nov 14, 2012
I know for a fact that some homes in Seaside Hts and Park were not damages at all.... and these people displaced will suffer day after day because the utilities are not available for their use.They will be held hostage to our government and its slow boat to china.... A lot of people hurting and waiting.
Carole

Merchantville, NJ

#4 Nov 14, 2012
Checked our house at Seaside Park Monday. Driving down Central, it looks like they are doing a great job cleaning up. Neighbors are helping neighbors with dragging debris to the curb. Police are helpful and polite, and the Red Cross volunteers are passing out water and, I think, snacks. The streets have been cleared and the water company is draining pipes and shutting off water. I understand there will be inspectors from the electric company evaluating each home and if deemed unsafe, the meter will be removed. Heading home on RT 72, we passed convoys of power trucks from southern states heading for the coast. I still think home owners should have had the opportunity to check their homes earlier or given an honest, detailed reason for being denied access as there were no sinkholes as rumored.
By the way, our house was not damaged, except for some top layer roofing shingles, as it was built high off the ground. Even though we are in our 70s, we will be returning to give neighbors who weren't as lucky, a hand in cleaning up.

“Learn n not be ignorant.”

Since: Jun 11

new jersey

#5 Nov 15, 2012
George wrote:
I know for a fact that some homes in Seaside Hts and Park were not damages at all.... and these people displaced will suffer day after day because the utilities are not available for their use.They will be held hostage to our government and its slow boat to china.... A lot of people hurting and waiting.
Agreed. There's no logical reason to keep the homeowners taxpayer out!

“Learn n not be ignorant.”

Since: Jun 11

new jersey

#6 Nov 15, 2012
George wrote:
I know for a fact that some homes in Seaside Hts and Park were not damages at all.... and these people displaced will suffer day after day because the utilities are not available for their use.They will be held hostage to our government and its slow boat to china.... A lot of people hurting and waiting.
I hope they can get in soon:-( many want to winterized their not destroyed homes and can NOT and will causeore $$ damage.
however I heard they started doing apt of clean up there... My guess is displaced people will be out till march

“Learn n not be ignorant.”

Since: Jun 11

new jersey

#7 Nov 15, 2012
Carole wrote:
Checked our house at Seaside Park Monday. Driving down Central, it looks like they are doing a great job cleaning up. Neighbors are helping neighbors with dragging debris to the curb. Police are helpful and polite, and the Red Cross volunteers are passing out water and, I think, snacks. The streets have been cleared and the water company is draining pipes and shutting off water. I understand there will be inspectors from the electric company evaluating each home and if deemed unsafe, the meter will be removed. Heading home on RT 72, we passed convoys of power trucks from southern states heading for the coast. I still think home owners should have had the opportunity to check their homes earlier or given an honest, detailed reason for being denied access as there were no sinkholes as rumored.
By the way, our house was not damaged, except for some top layer roofing shingles, as it was built high off the ground. Even though we are in our 70s, we will be returning to give neighbors who weren't as lucky, a hand in cleaning up.
That's wonderful and I'm Glad your home is safe.
I feel awful for those people and I love seaside,live in lacey and go every summer many times ;(
Hope it can be back all the way by 2-5 years .
Billy

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Nov 20, 2012
My cottage got 2 foot of water and needs to be demoed. The problem is I work and can't make it down by 3pm when we have to be off island. Any idea when that will change and are contractors allowed to go in and work?
Carole

Merchantville, NJ

#9 Nov 20, 2012
Billy, I am so sorry to hear about your property. We got in touch with the Police and, at this time, contractors must be accompanied by a home owner. Before entering Seaside Park, a contractor must apply for a permit. This is a precaution to protect Seaside from looters and unqualified contractors as have shown up in other devastated areas. I believe local officials are doing their best to accommodate the needs of residents but they are also restricted by limitations set by the State, from what I understand. Also, the water has been turned off at each property and will not be turned on again without permission from the owner.

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