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Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
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Two Years Later, Sandy Recovery Still Underway, But Much Is Out of Our Control Said Toms River Mayor

On the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher held up a photo showing the destruction within the Township immediately after the storm.

"We stopped in the road and we looked at all of this and we said 'where do you even start to begin where to clean this up?'."

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First Lady Mary Pat Christie with volunteers and homeowners
First Lady Mary Pat Christie with Volunteers and Homeowners in Toms River, October 29, 2014 (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Final Round of Grants Announced

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Chair and New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited several sites down the shore to mark the 2-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday.

The fund just announced its final round of grant awards this week as well, an additional $3.5 million to 15 organiz

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Sandy Two Years Ago Today[VIDEO]

It seems like it was a lifetime ago.  And so many people still waiting to get into their houses that were destroyed by Sandy.

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Sandy victims
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Poll: Sandy victims still suffering serious distress

Nearly two years after first making landfall, Superstorm Sandy victims continue to suffer from psychological stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Monday.

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Is NJ ready for another Sandy?

Two years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, the state still isn't stronger than the storm.

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South Seaside Park
Jerry Rotunda
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South Seaside Shops Need Your Business

The construction along Rt. 35 is absolutely necessary, both to repair the damage from Sandy, and to make sure this vital roadway can withstand future storms.

In the meantime, the businesses that sit along the road are suffering, especially in the furthest reaches of South Seaside Park.

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Helical Piles & Anchors
Courtesy: Danbro Distributors
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The Ups and Downs of Helical Piles

When it comes to raising your home on piles for storm protection, you have to go down to go up.

Structural engineer Steve Gencorelli, P.E. of Danbro Distributors, says the CHANCE Helical Piles distributed by Danbro Distributors work like a set of giant screws that anchor your home deep into the ground

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Seaside Heights boardwalk
Kena Betancur, Getty Images
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After Sandy and the fire, Seaside Heights still struggles

While New Jersey's second summer after Sandy proved to be significantly better than 2013, some shore businesses say they're still a long ways away from pre-storm numbers.

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Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial
Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial (YouTube)
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US: New Jersey made errors in post-Sandy contract

The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state.

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(left to right): Ken Langdon, Ortley Beach; Sue Marticek, executive director, Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group; Deborah and Craig Versheck, Little Egg Harbor.
(left to right): Ken Langdon, Ortley Beach; Sue Marticek, executive director, Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group; Deborah and Craig Versheck, Little Egg Harbor. (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The experience of recovering from Sandy

 
The similarities and differences of the Sandy recovery experience, and the volunteers taking survivors beyond rebuild to resumption of normal lives are discussed on Townsquare Tonight.

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