During the Storm I was living in Union Beach and I had family members living in Keansburg, two of the three towns we will be focusing on. While I personally had a traumatic experience, that is a story for a different post.
Last weekend I took a trip to my family’s home in Keansburg and it was depressing to see the shell of a house that is taking forever to fix and even the shell of a town.
This was my families kitchen, the room that took the biggest hit. Walking through the house brought on memories of better times spent with my family. Especially all the times spent in the kitchen baking with my cousin.
After walking through the house we drove through the town and it was like driving through a ghost town. So many houses with the orange stickers symbolizing that they are unlivable.
These are houses around the corner from my family. This is where the dune broke letting the water rush into the town more rapidly. The houses are all destroyed and empty left abandoned. This is months after the storm and not much has been done. Makes one wonder how long it will be before real progress is made.