Surviving Sandy: Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore

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Superstorm Sandy was an epic storm, the greatest natural disaster in the Jersey Shore's recorded history. Throughout Southern Ocean County it disrupted lives and rearranged neighborhoods. It was a defining moment and, for many, a hard lesson about complacency, natural forces, and building castles on shifting sand.

In this new hardcover, readers experience the superstorm from the its inception to its devastating impact on the Long Beach Island area, and also through the triumphs ...

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Overview

Superstorm Sandy was an epic storm, the greatest natural disaster in the Jersey Shore's recorded history. Throughout Southern Ocean County it disrupted lives and rearranged neighborhoods. It was a defining moment and, for many, a hard lesson about complacency, natural forces, and building castles on shifting sand.

In this new hardcover, readers experience the superstorm from the its inception to its devastating impact on the Long Beach Island area, and also through the triumphs and tribulations our battered shore communities experienced in the days and weeks afterward.

In Surviving Sandy, readers experience the superstorm from its inception through the devastating impact of its tidal surge on the Long Beach Island area. And, like its survivors, you come away shaken but determined, with a new appreciation for the power of nature and the fragility of things we hold dear.

Weather experts explore the incredible meteorology of Hurricane Sandy and its metamorphosis into a hybrid superstorm. Residents and first responders from Long Beach Island and the mainland communities share their personal stories - their fears, their bravery, their fortitude, and, ultimately, their acceptance.

Because so many did evacuate, these first-hand stories from inside the storm are an extraordinary look at landfall and human response.

Each of us was affected by the tribulations our battered shore endured in the days and weeks after landfall. And, in the end, the triumph of our spirit defines us all -how we picked ourselves up, got to work on recovery, and generously helped others by lending a hand, donating, or offering a shoulder to cry on.

Surviving Sandy offers a historical narrative, helping guide us to rebuild stronger and hopefully smarter. Although for now, Superstorm Sandy may be the - Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore,- that title may be bestowed upon another storm in the future. There will be more superstorms.

Read about Superstorm Sandy through the accounts of residents and first responders from Long Beach Island and its mainland communities. See just why Superstorm Sandy is the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore. The full-color book includes 256 photographs from the height of the storm and the aftermath and recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593220792
  • Publisher: Down The Shore Publishing Corp.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 168,146
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Mazzella is an educator, former reporter, and passionate weather-buff -- as well as someone with a family history at the Shore. His family's home in Holgate on Long Beach Island was damaged in the legendary 1962 nor'easter and again in Sandy.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Goodbye, Blue Sky - 16

Chapter 2

Let the Wind Blow - 18

Chapter 3:

The Uncertainty of Being Certain - 24

Chapter 4

Final Approach - 28

Chapter 5

Leaving Home Ain't Easy - 34

Chapter 6:

The Weather is Here - 40

Chapter 7

Monday, Monday - 48

Chapter 8

Landfall - 58

Chapter 9

Landing on the Lagoon - 68

Chapter 10

Sea Change - 80

Chapter 11

Badlands - 102

Chapter 12

These Dark Days - 115

Chapter 13:

Reunion - 136

Epilogue

Coming Back to Life - 160

Bibliography - 172

Acknowledgments - 176

Photograph Credits - 180

Index -182

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Loved the book and the pictures

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Great pictures of LBI!

    This book is a great coffee-table book and has many pictures and stories about the devastation in LBI after Hurricane Sandy. This would be a great book for anyone who has a house in LBI, or who just loves going there.

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