Surviving Sandy

Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm
of the Jersey Shore

By Scott Mazzella

Foreword by Margaret Thomas Buchholz
Introduction by Larry Savadove

2014 Ben Franklin Award Winners!
GOLD: Nature/Environment
SILVER: Political/Current Events
SILVER: Cover Design-large format
SILVER: Regional

Hardcover w/jacket; 11.25” x 8.75”, 184 pp.,
256 color photographs, index.
ISBN 978-59322-079-2

Softcover 11” x 8.5”, with flaps.
ISBN 978-59322-089-1

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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. In this new hardcover, readers experience the superstorm from the its inception, to its devastating impact on the Long Beach Island area, and through the triumphs and tribulations our battered shore communities experienced in the days and weeks afterward. Read about Superstorm Sandy through the accounts of residents and first responders from Long Beach Island, Beach Haven West, West Creek and Tuckerton Beach and more. 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.

"The sights got grimmer. Houses lay pitched in sand, ripped from their foundations. Some had been gouged out by the ocean, their contents spilled out onto the sand. He could not believe he was looking at Holgate. He saw cars on top of buildings, buildings flipped over on top of themselves, houses inside of houses, houses gone.”

— from the book


LANDFALL:When Charlie Potter arrived at the Shell in Beach Haven at around noon, the area was still in good shape. Bicentennial Park was untouched and the properties of both hotels looked relatively normal — aside from the firefighting apparatus parked in the Engleside parking lot. Potter’s truck remained safe in the Shell’s western parking lot. The only evidence a hurricane was on its way was at the beach. It was taking a pounding.
Walking into the main dining room and bar area, wooden boards blacked out the wall of glass windows behind the big oak bar that look out over a pool and the Shell’s trademark tiki bars. Aside from the wind, the blowing sand and the forecast, things felt secure. At least more secure than his flooded house in Holgate.
But the feeling would be fleeting. Sitting at the darkened bar, the wind whistled as it blew against the boards covering the windows, Potter began to realize it was only a matter of time.

Scott Mazzella is an educator, former reporter, passionate writer and weather-buff. His family's summer home in Holgate, NJ, was damaged in Sandy, as well as in the '62 northeaster.

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