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Cape May and Wildwood Hurricane Sandy Destruction – Images Part Two Wildwood Crest

Cape May and Wildwood Hurricane Sandy Destruction – Images Part Two Wildwood Crest

The Mayor of Cape May, N.J. says it appears they dodged a bullet, with minor flooding and sand filled streets.  “We were within about three hours of getting a direct hit,” said Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney, Jr.
It was the closest Cape May has come to a direct storm hit in 50 years.

I decided to take a first hand look at the areas yesterday we took a ride in Cape May and recorded a short video on the Beach Ave clean up area. Overall Cape May has come back strong and it appears that we did receive minimal damage. On the Wildwood Crest site I did observe severe Marina dock damage and also noted that Harbor View Marina suffered three boat sinking’s and Schooner Yacht Marina in Wildwood had minor damage and was cleaned up.

Take a look at some first views of the Cape May and Wildwood Crest areas from Halloween Day.

Our first visit to Schooner Yacht Marina in Wildood, lots of debris in the water, but overall they  received minimual damage to boats and did a great job using social media to notify all of the boaters.

Piling came loose and floating in the Water from Hurricane Sandy in Wildwood

Our Friens Boat Sure Lure all Good No Damage

Lots of debris on the docks, two or three finger piers from other ares came loose during the storm.

More Debris collected on the dock, this is being cleaned up now

Loose floating Dock in Wildwood From Hurricane Sandy

Damage to the Eisenglass, did not stand up well to the 70 mph winds from Hurricane Sandy

Unfortunaly this boat received extensive damage from a piling

This boat did not sink but did receive extensive damage, the marine acted fast and got the boat on land.

Docks piled up like tooth picks in Wildwood Crest across from Sunset Lake

More Debris in Wildwood Crest Across from Sunset Lake

Extensive Damage to Greater Wildwood Yacht Club

We we very sad to see this in Wildwood Crest, as the result of Hurricane Sandy

Docks floated to the front Walk Ways in Wildwood

Harbor View Cape May , Boat sunk between the pilings from the aftermath of Hurrucane Sandy

This gap show a space where the dock came loose from the pressure of the storm in Harbor View Marina

Another sunken boat in Harbor View Cape May

Sunken Boat in Harbor View Marina Cape May Still attached to the  collasped Pier from  Hurricane Sandy in Cape May

You can see the dock lines still attached to this boat along with the collasped pier in Harbor View Cape May .

Tow Boat US Cape May with a diver in the water , recovering sunken boat in Harbo View Marina  Cape May.

Cape May Marina suffered minumial damage from the storm during Hurricane Sandy.

Boats at float in Cape May Marina with no damage in this well protected Marina.

About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.

CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.

http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.

http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

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FEMA officials are on the ground in New Jersey

FEMA officials are on the ground in New Jersey but it may be a day or two before they decide where and when to open disaster recovery centers.

For now, the agency is directing those in need to the American Red Cross, which is operating shelters around the state, which sustained widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The FEMA web site has a Sandy page where residents can apply for disaster relief.

Laura Kirkpatrick of the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management said she’s received numerous calls about FEMA relief.

“They haven’t established offices in Monmouth County yet,” Kirkpatrick said Wednesday night. “But it’s only been 24 hours since we saw the extent of the damage. We have 262,804 power outages in Monmouth County. That’s out of 282,798 customers in the county.”

‘We have 262,804 power outages in Monmouth County. That’s out of 282,798 customers in the county’
The FEMA web site should be updated within the next day or two with information on local facilities, according to FEMA spokeswoman Becca Wexler.

Federal aid is available for residents in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. The disaster teams are assessing the damage in other areas of the state to decide whether more federal funding is warranted.

FEMA will provide assistance with temporary housing, home repairs and loans to cover uninsured property loss.

To apply for FEMA help, visit disasterassistance.gov or call             (800) 621-3362      .

For information on the Red Cross centers, visit redcross.org

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Cape May and Wildwood Hurricane Sandy Destruction – Images Part Two Wildwood Crest

Cape May and Wildwood Hurricane Sandy Destruction – Images Part Two Wildwood Crest

The Mayor of Cape May, N.J. says it appears they dodged a bullet, with minor flooding and sand filled streets.  “We were within about three hours of getting a direct hit,” said Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney, Jr.
It was the closest Cape May has come to a direct storm hit in 50 years.

I decided to take a first hand look at the areas yesterday we took a ride in Cape May and recorded a short video on the Beach Ave clean up area. Overall Cape May has come back strong and it appears that we did receive minimal damage. On the Wildwood Crest site I did observe severe Marina dock damage and also noted that Harbor View Marina suffered three boat sinking’s and Schooner Yacht Marina in Wildwood had minor damage and was cleaned up.

Take a look at some first views of the Cape May and Wildwood Crest areas from Halloween Day.

Our first visit to Schooner Yacht Marina in Wildood, lots of debris in the water, but overall they  received minimual damage to boats and did a great job using social media to notify all of the boaters.

Piling came loose and floating in the Water from Hurricane Sandy in Wildwood

Our Friens Boat Sure Lure all Good No Damage

Lots of debris on the docks, two or three finger piers from other ares came loose during the storm.

More Debris collected on the dock, this is being cleaned up now

Loose floating Dock in Wildwood From Hurricane Sandy

Damage to the Eisenglass, did not stand up well to the 70 mph winds from Hurricane Sandy

Unfortunaly this boat received extensive damage from a piling

This boat did not sink but did receive extensive damage, the marine acted fast and got the boat on land.

Docks piled up like tooth picks in Wildwood Crest across from Sunset Lake

More Debris in Wildwood Crest Across from Sunset Lake

Extensive Damage to Greater Wildwood Yacht Club

We we very sad to see this in Wildwood Crest, as the result of Hurricane Sandy

Docks floated to the front Walk Ways in Wildwood

Harbor View Cape May , Boat sunk between the pilings from the aftermath of Hurrucane Sandy

This gap show a space where the dock came loose from the pressure of the storm in Harbor View Marina

Another sunken boat in Harbor View Cape May

Sunken Boat in Harbor View Marina Cape May Still attached to the  collasped Pier from  Hurricane Sandy in Cape May

You can see the dock lines still attached to this boat along with the collasped pier in Harbor View Cape May .

Tow Boat US Cape May with a diver in the water , recovering sunken boat in Harbo View Marina  Cape May.

Cape May Marina suffered minumial damage from the storm during Hurricane Sandy.

Boats at float in Cape May Marina with no damage in this well protected Marina.

About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.

CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.

http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.

http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

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FEMA officials are on the ground in New Jersey

FEMA officials are on the ground in New Jersey but it may be a day or two before they decide where and when to open disaster recovery centers.

For now, the agency is directing those in need to the American Red Cross, which is operating shelters around the state, which sustained widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The FEMA web site has a Sandy page where residents can apply for disaster relief.

Laura Kirkpatrick of the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management said she’s received numerous calls about FEMA relief.

“They haven’t established offices in Monmouth County yet,” Kirkpatrick said Wednesday night. “But it’s only been 24 hours since we saw the extent of the damage. We have 262,804 power outages in Monmouth County. That’s out of 282,798 customers in the county.”

‘We have 262,804 power outages in Monmouth County. That’s out of 282,798 customers in the county’
The FEMA web site should be updated within the next day or two with information on local facilities, according to FEMA spokeswoman Becca Wexler.

Federal aid is available for residents in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. The disaster teams are assessing the damage in other areas of the state to decide whether more federal funding is warranted.

FEMA will provide assistance with temporary housing, home repairs and loans to cover uninsured property loss.

To apply for FEMA help, visit disasterassistance.gov or call             (800) 621-3362      .

For information on the Red Cross centers, visit redcross.org

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Build a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supply Kit

BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

BUILD A KIT ( from FEMA)

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own foodwater and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
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Google Launches Interactive Hurricane Sandy Crisis Response Map

Google Launches Interactive Hurricane Sandy Crisis Response Map

Google’s Crisis Response team has constructed an interactive map designed to help make sense of the epic weather phenomenon. Built upon a foundation of standard Google Maps data, the default presentation of the map offers a view of Hurricane Sandy’s path, a precipitation radar overlay (with adjustable translucence), public alert zones, and Red Cross safety shelter locations represented by Google’s well-known red location pins.

However, it’s important to note that this isn’t simply a map with static graphics and an array of clickable location pins displayed. The map’s side bar features a very deep menu containing vital information for local residents and concerned observers. The sidebar controls feature traffic condition overlays, neighborhood flooding zone estimates, satellite-resolution cloud imagery, high wind probability graphics, area webcams offering a peek at real-time conditions (and associated YouTube videos), and a wealth of other information, all interactive and updated as the storm progresses.

The rich trove of aggregate data is augmented by information from the NOAA National Hurricane Center, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Weather.com, the National Weather Service, and the United States Geological Survey. Experts are predicting that the super storm will affect up to 50 million people within an 800-mile area on the East Coast, putting roughly 10 million people in danger of massive power outages.
Forecast to last until mid-week, the super storm has also made business history by causing the shutdown of Wall Street, with both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock markets suspending all trading on Monday. For residents in the New York area, Google has created another crisis map dedicated to the city’s five boroughs. Both interactive maps can easily be embedded on anyone’s personal website and shared via Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

Please Click Here to use the Google Map

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Build a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supply Kit

BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

BUILD A KIT ( from FEMA)

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own foodwater and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
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Coast Guard responds to vessel in distress 160 miles from hurricane’s center

UPDATE: Coast Guard responds to vessel in distress 160 miles from hurricane’s center

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has received word that the crew of the HMS Bounty has abandoned ship approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras N.C., Monday.
The 17 person crew donned cold water survival suits and lifejackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies.
The Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation and assess the weather conditions to determine the soonest Coast Guard aircraft or surface assets can be on scene to conduct effective rescue operations.
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received a call from the owner of the 180-foot, three mast tall ship, HMS Bounty, saying she had lost communication with the vessel’s crew late Sunday evening.
The Coast Guard 5th District command center in Portsmouth subsequently received a signal from the emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the Bounty, confirming the distress and position.

An air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, which later arrived on scene and reestablished communications with the Bounty’s crew.

The vessel was reportedly taking on water and was without propulsion.  On scene weather is reported to be 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas.

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SANDY STRENGTHENS…EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE…COASTAL HURRICANE WINDS AND HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS…

BULLETIN
HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 28
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
500 AM EDT MON OCT 29 2012
…SANDY STRENGTHENS…EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM
SURGE…COASTAL HURRICANE WINDS AND HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS…
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…35.9N 70.5W
ABOUT 285 MI…460 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 385 MI…615 KM SSE OF NEW YORK CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…946 MB…27.94 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…
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Google Launches Interactive Hurricane Sandy Crisis Response Map

Google Launches Interactive Hurricane Sandy Crisis Response Map

Google’s Crisis Response team has constructed an interactive map designed to help make sense of the epic weather phenomenon. Built upon a foundation of standard Google Maps data, the default presentation of the map offers a view of Hurricane Sandy’s path, a precipitation radar overlay (with adjustable translucence), public alert zones, and Red Cross safety shelter locations represented by Google’s well-known red location pins.

However, it’s important to note that this isn’t simply a map with static graphics and an array of clickable location pins displayed. The map’s side bar features a very deep menu containing vital information for local residents and concerned observers. The sidebar controls feature traffic condition overlays, neighborhood flooding zone estimates, satellite-resolution cloud imagery, high wind probability graphics, area webcams offering a peek at real-time conditions (and associated YouTube videos), and a wealth of other information, all interactive and updated as the storm progresses.

The rich trove of aggregate data is augmented by information from the NOAA National Hurricane Center, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Weather.com, the National Weather Service, and the United States Geological Survey. Experts are predicting that the super storm will affect up to 50 million people within an 800-mile area on the East Coast, putting roughly 10 million people in danger of massive power outages.
Forecast to last until mid-week, the super storm has also made business history by causing the shutdown of Wall Street, with both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock markets suspending all trading on Monday. For residents in the New York area, Google has created another crisis map dedicated to the city’s five boroughs. Both interactive maps can easily be embedded on anyone’s personal website and shared via Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

Please Click Here to use the Google Map

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