Sea Isle City in ‘full recovery mode’

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SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio said this week that even though Sea Isle City experienced some destruction during Hurricane Sandy, the city is now in full recovery mode.

“We expect to emerge from this experience stronger than ever,” said Desiderio. “Of course, the most important factor is that no lives were lost and no major injuries were sustained during this storm. Through it all, I was continually reminded how well our community pulls together and works as a team – and I am grateful to each of Sea Isle City’s police officers, firemen and ambulance corps volunteers, public works employees, beach patrol and everyone else who has worked to keep our town safe.”
The effects of the hurricane can be seen in every part of the island, he said.
During the storm, City Hall and the Public Safety Building each had more than a foot of water in their first floors. The city experienced damage to the Promenade. Beaches and dunes experienced substantial erosion, said Desiderio.
“Sand has accumulated on roadways and private properties across the island, and there is a great amount of debris to remove,” he said. “Some public buildings were damaged, while others made it through the storm unharmed.”

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