New Jersey Mayors Offer Advice on Current Hurricane Relief
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5 years ago on October 29, the Jersey Shore was slammed by Superstorm Sandy. The popular beach destination Seaside Heights was especially damaged by Sandy and its aftermath. The extent of the destruction was captured in the iconic photo of the boardwalk's roller coaster floating off into the ocean. The town's mayor, Anthony Vaz, sympathizes with people that are currently dealing with the effects of recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Jose.
'I have to put my heart out to these people...all these places that are hit, they're hit heavy. We were hit heavy. Sandy was brutal to New Jersey, but if I look at Houston- it's devastating," says Mayor Vaz.
Another nearby town deeply impacted by Sandy was Tom's River. Their mayor Thomas Kelaher has advice for other communities facing storms.
"Make sure you have designated shelter, make sure you have food and water and if you're told to evacuate- go," he says.
Mayor Kelaher has a message for any storms out there as well.
"Stay away from Tom's River," he says.