In many places, the damage is quite stark. Homes and businesses have vanished. The shoreline has changed dramatically, and new inlets have opened up. Here are a few examples that we found after just a few minutes of review. The post-Sandy images in these examples were shot yesterday (October 31):
|BEFORE: Bridge south of Point Pleasant, NJ.|
|AFTER: New inlet; damaged/destroyed houses; flooding. October 31, 2012.|
|BEFORE: Amusement park, Seaside Heights, NJ.|
|AFTER: Partial collapse of amusement park pier; wreckage of roller coaster lying in surf (see photo below); mounds of debris piled up on beach. October 31, 2012.|
|Roller coaster at Seaside Heights amusement park, October 31, 2012. |
Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images / 2012 Getty Images. SOURCE: Stamford Advocate.
|BEFORE: Barrier island near Great Bay, NJ.|
|AFTER: Severe erosion, dune washover, shoreline change. October 31, 2012.|
We'll be looking for more NOAA aerial survey photography in coming days, covering additional parts of the affected coastline. Let us know if you see anything you find particularly interesting.