Cleaning up is still a priority in some areas.
Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
Hurricane Sandy is gone, but the damage from the storm is clearly still visible. It has been 3 months since Super Storm Sandy unleashed on the east cost of the United States, but the daunting task of clean up is still a daily task. This past weekend I went back to New Jersey to follow up on how the clean-up is going.
As soon as I crossed the Rt 37 bridge into Seaside Heights everything changed. Driving into town was not too challenging as the roads were mostly cleared, but many of the side streets are closed. In fact, there are barriers blocking many of the streets. People are working on a daily basis to clean-up the area. The Police still have the ocean side streets blocked to traffic and street signs said, “6:00pm Curfew.” Almost all of the traffic lights are blinking instead of being fully operational, and Joan Delucia from the Bucket Brigade reported that only a handful of residents were in the area. She spends every weekend organizing groups of volunteers and working to repair her city. During my brief conversation with her, she reported that in 2013, people will continue to clean-up the area and our goal is to get back to a more normal life in 2014.