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(Abc.net.au)   Interactive before and after aerial shots of areas hit by Sandy   (abc.net.au) divider line 68
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2012-11-01 08:47:06 PM
Were the before shots taken before The Jersey Shore was on MTV? Cuz that would definitely skew the after photos.
 
2012-11-01 08:48:58 PM
Woah, guess it wasn't just a bunch of overturned pool chairs...
 
2012-11-01 08:49:01 PM
How can I hover over an image on an Android phone?

Eh, I'lljust checkit out after I get home.
 
Juc
2012-11-01 08:49:18 PM
That storm sure moved the beaches further inland than I expected.
 
2012-11-01 08:49:22 PM
the "after" shots look better
 
2012-11-01 08:49:39 PM
Hey Sandy
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Don't you talk back!
(ai ai ai ai)
Hey Sandy
 
2012-11-01 08:50:46 PM
Too many drunks on this thread. Cancel.
 
2012-11-01 08:52:13 PM
Why is the Australian ABC doing better coverage of Sandy than America's ABC is?
 
2012-11-01 08:54:00 PM

kpaxoid: Too many drunks on this thread. Cancel.


I've got news for you buddy Link
 
2012-11-01 08:56:04 PM
That's a lot of missing houses in Brick Township.
 
2012-11-01 08:57:21 PM
Wow, that's amazing. Barrier islands disappearing as they are wont to do.
 
2012-11-01 08:59:18 PM
And people think us midwesterners are crazy for living where there are tornados.
 
2012-11-01 08:59:50 PM
Next Up: Forests burning due to wildfire. Is it Nature or is it a political ploy to bring down house values and raise property tax rates? You be the judge.
 
2012-11-01 09:02:09 PM
Drained the sliding bored real good
 
2012-11-01 09:07:15 PM

GAT_00: That's a lot of missing houses in Brick Township.


Brick Township . . . Yikes.
 
2012-11-01 09:07:43 PM
I'm not trying to make light of the situation, but why are people allowed to develop such a thin island (barrier islands I think)
 
2012-11-01 09:09:05 PM
Gillian's Island Water Park is now more appropriately named.
 
2012-11-01 09:09:07 PM
OK, most of those consists entirely of sand and mud being moved from one place to another. There are two with missing structures. The rest are "OMG, SAND!"
 
2012-11-01 09:10:59 PM

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Woah, guess it wasn't just a bunch of overturned pool chairs...


Yes, also some misplaced sand.



OH THE HUMANITY!!!
 
2012-11-01 09:11:38 PM
I've been at many of the pictured locations, some many times over the decades.
If I ever make it back, no matter how far in the future, they will never be the same.
 
2012-11-01 09:13:34 PM
They're never getting all that sand out of there. holy jumpin'
 
2012-11-01 09:16:08 PM

Hive Mind: I'm not trying to make light of the situation, but why are people allowed to develop such a thin island (barrier islands I think)

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
2012-11-01 09:19:03 PM

GopherGuts: I've been at many of the pictured locations, some many times over the decades.
If I ever make it back, no matter how far in the future, they will never be the same.


Oh my, what will they ever do....

Oh yeah:

i.imgur.com

Sweep off the sand and move on.

/Yes, I realize it's more than that, but those pictures deserve a snarky response.
 
2012-11-01 09:20:19 PM
Sand, it can move, so don't build on it.
 
2012-11-01 09:20:37 PM

poot_rootbeer: Why is the Australian ABC doing better coverage of Sandy than America's ABC is?


Maybe because this disaster was to a bunch of 1%'ters. Who else can afford to have beach front property?
 
2012-11-01 09:21:25 PM
Looks like a sandy Detroit ..
 
2012-11-01 09:23:08 PM
2nd Photo: Who could have ever guessed that building homes on a sandbar could go so badly.
 
2012-11-01 09:32:35 PM

100 Watt Walrus: OK, most of those consists entirely of sand and mud being moved from one place to another. There are two with missing structures. The rest are "OMG, SAND!"


THIS.

Flooded parking lot/street. Another flooded parking lot/street. Oh look, another flooded parking lot/street.

Only one or two had visible damage to important structures. (Piers don't count).
 
2012-11-01 09:40:16 PM

Methadone Girls: They're never getting all that sand out of there. holy jumpin'


Maybe in bags. Bags of sand.
 
2012-11-01 09:41:03 PM

Benjimin_Dover: poot_rootbeer: Why is the Australian ABC doing better coverage of Sandy than America's ABC is?

Maybe because this disaster was to a bunch of 1%'ters. Who else can afford to have beach front property?


Why did America's ABC kill Britain's ABC version of "The Avengers"? Discuss.

/too much belly button.
 
2012-11-01 09:43:25 PM

Sandy before:


chewthedirt.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com


Sandy after:


pmcmovieline.files.wordpress.com

 
2012-11-01 09:47:04 PM
Why should anyone care about people who built on beaches? They knew this was going to happen and it did and now everyone is supposed to send them money or something? Also most of that crap on the Jersey shore should be washed away. You have an ocean and beautiful sandy beaches you do not need mini golf and roller coasters. Atlantic City could only be improved by a tsunami...

///get off my beach
 
2012-11-01 09:49:35 PM

bigvicproton: Why should anyone care about people who built on beaches? They knew this was going to happen and it did and now everyone is supposed to send them money or something? Also most of that crap on the Jersey shore should be washed away. You have an ocean and beautiful sandy beaches you do not need mini golf and roller coasters. Atlantic City could only be improved by a tsunami...

///get off my beach


Lucy is fine.

Link

/whew.
 
2012-11-01 09:53:59 PM
It's gone MacReady...

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-01 09:55:23 PM
why are the "after" pics all grainy?
 
2012-11-01 10:01:47 PM
The area of Brick that got demolished was mostly shore beach houses. I live in Toms River and am one of the only developments in the area that now has power. Seaside is a wreck but the water there is receding to a more manageable level. Seeing the picture of Mantoloking sucks since I used to cross that bridge all the time for work :(
 
2012-11-01 10:04:29 PM

vegasj: why are the "after" pics all grainy?


The storm blew a lot of sand upward and it scratched the camera lens.
 
2012-11-01 10:07:00 PM

100 Watt Walrus: OK, most of those consists entirely of sand and mud being moved from one place to another. There are two with missing structures. The rest are "OMG, SAND!"


You do realize if there is sand, there was water. If there was water, the houses were flooded.

Not total destruction, but more than just a little sand.
 
2012-11-01 10:22:08 PM
I said it in another thread:

1. Many of those homes were built decades ago and were bought before the price of shore houses went through the roof. A good deal of them (if not most) are the primary residences of the people who own them. The Jersey shore isn't some isolated beach resort like in the NC barrier islands - there are plenty of businesses and urban/semi-urban areas nearby to work in, so shore residents do just that: work at a normal job and come home to their house which happens to be near a beach.

2. The NJ shore has not experienced this type of storm damage in anyone's living memory. Before Irene last year the last time the NJ shore experienced hurricane force winds was 1903. Occasionally a nor'easter comes along and rips up a portion of the boardwalk or causes the bay waters to lap a bit higher, but all in all the NJ shore has historically been one of the safest shore locations on which to build a house.
 
2012-11-01 10:42:51 PM

PhDemented: 100 Watt Walrus: OK, most of those consists entirely of sand and mud being moved from one place to another. There are two with missing structures. The rest are "OMG, SAND!"

You do realize if there is sand, there was water. If there was water, the houses were flooded.

Not total destruction, but more than just a little sand.


"And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."
 
2012-11-01 10:47:14 PM

The Great Gazoo: 1. Many of those homes were built decades ago and were bought before the price of shore houses went through the roof. A good deal of them (if not most) are the primary residences of the people who own them. The Jersey shore isn't some isolated beach resort like in the NC barrier islands - there are plenty of businesses and urban/semi-urban areas nearby to work in, so shore residents do just that: work at a normal job and come home to their house which happens to be near a beach.


Depends upon where in the shore you're talking about.
Most of Mantoloking/Bay Head/Lavallette/Seaside Heights aren't primary residences, though. They're very expensive beach houses. Summer rentals. Those places nearly shut down entirely off-season. Same with LBI. I feel bad for those people who had primary residences there and lost their homes, but not so bad for the obscenely wealthy for whom this area was just a summer vacation home. If they were rich enough to own a summer home, they probably also had insurance. So, hopefully they'll be compensated for their inconvenience.

I feel the most bad for the people in, say, Atlantic City...or Asbury Park who live there full time, in mostly poverty. Who couldn't afford to evacuate and often had nowhere else to go. Some lost everything.


sleepygrl: The area of Brick that got demolished was mostly shore beach houses. I live in Toms River and am one of the only developments in the area that now has power. Seaside is a wreck but the water there is receding to a more manageable level. Seeing the picture of Mantoloking sucks since I used to cross that bridge all the time for work :(


Yeah. I just moved from TR. The photo of Mantoloking really hit hard for me. Used to go over that bridge all the time. I don't feel so bad for Seaside. Seaside needed to be reclaimed by the ocean. It's just a shame that they will probably rebuild it and then the bennies and guidos will be back.
 
2012-11-01 10:49:34 PM

vegasj: why are the "after" pics all grainy?


Kinda like this, right?
www.tc.umn.edu

/Hot, like the knife
 
2012-11-01 11:00:32 PM

Hive Mind: I'm not trying to make light of the situation, but why are people allowed to develop such a thin island (barrier islands I think)


===============

Those houses were expensive too. You couldn't buy a house on one of those barrier islands for less than a million before this happened. Those people also hate "Bennies" and "Shoebies", derogatory terms for day-trippers from North Jersey or NYC....it's the equivalent of calling someone a n****r. Those people also claimed they owned the beach, contrary to what state law says. They would routinely send their goon squads........er, I mean police to arrest any out-of-towners who dared to set foot on 'their" sand. Funny thing is that all those barrier islands were maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers using federal dollars. Before this happened they all hated Obama like poison, and now they are all screaming for federal aide. In other words, typical Romney voters.
 
2012-11-01 11:02:29 PM
The third image, titled Ocean City, New Jersey, is really of Ocean City, Maryland.
 
2012-11-01 11:35:01 PM

PhDemented: 100 Watt Walrus: OK, most of those consists entirely of sand and mud being moved from one place to another. There are two with missing structures. The rest are "OMG, SAND!"

You do realize if there is sand, there was water. If there was water, the houses were flooded.

Not total destruction, but more than just a little sand.


You do realize I was talking about the pictures, not the damage. If you compare these before/after shots to the before/after shots from the Japanese tsunami, these pictures have almost zero impact and - as you point out - don't represent the true cost of the flooding.

So for the hard of thinking:
MOST OF THESE PICTURES ARE LAME AND POINTLESS.
 
2012-11-01 11:39:20 PM
So basically, the storm washed a bunch of sand inland.

/and killed a bunch of houses in Brick Township
 
2012-11-01 11:48:01 PM
Holy...half of the visible houses in Brick township are gone.
 
2012-11-01 11:48:47 PM

Emposter: Holy...half of the visible houses in Brick township are gone.


Actually, way more. Damn.
 
2012-11-01 11:57:19 PM

poot_rootbeer: Why is the Australian ABC doing better coverage of Sandy than America's ABC is?


It is surprising how well government funded professionals can do their jobs (without a primary motive of private profit and job security.)
 
2012-11-01 11:57:55 PM

TOG85: And people think us midwesterners are crazy for living where there are tornados.


When some article a few years ago listed the least natural disaster prone states, I was surprised that Colorado didn't rank higher. I mean, very few and very mild earthquakes, no hurricanes at all, our last volcanic eruption was about 7,000 years ago, and the avalanches don't really count because they only hurt extreme winter sports fanatics--we prematurely trigger all the ones that might threaten any roads. OK, sometimes tornados on the eastern plains, but doesn't even Michigan (their top pick) get those? And we occasionally have a really severe blizzard, but we're equipped for those. Mostly.

Oh, I guess there have been a couple floods.

Hey, at least we get some variety!
 
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