6 Months After Sandy, Some Residents Still Cleaning Up - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

6 Months After Sandy, Some Residents Still Cleaning Up

Posted: Updated:
A home in Ortley Beach, New Jersey is seen 6 months after the storm hit. A home in Ortley Beach, New Jersey is seen 6 months after the storm hit.

Six months later, some areas along the Jersey Shore are ready for summer visitors, but residents in other areas say they are still in the cleanup stages.

Monday marks six months since Sandy hit the East Coast. The storm caused millions of dollars of damages.

In some areas, the cleanup hasn't yet started.

Residents in Ortley Beach in northern New Jersey say it will be cheaper to just tear down and rebuild rather than to fix their homes.

Six months later, some say they still have nowhere to call home.

"I left the house with two suitcases, figured I'd be gone two, three days, maybe a week," Walter Johnson said.

Johnson's home was destroyed by the storm.

"Here we are, six months later and I'm still homeless."

Gov. Chris Christie has reminded New Jersey residents that the state has a long way to go on the road to recovery.

Christie said more than $1.8 million in grants are on the way.

Overall, the Garden State has made some progress. Since the storm, $384 million in FEMA grants have been approved for New Jersey residents and $11 million were given out in New Jersey Relief Fund grants. Ninety-three percent of insurance claims, which includes homes and businesses, have already been handled.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
  • Doctor, Daughter Accused In Haverford Home Marijuana Bust

    Doctor, Daughter Accused In Haverford Home Marijuana Bust

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:24:30 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices