POINT PLEASANT, NJ — Superstorm Sandy struck the New Jersey shore on Oct. 29 midway between New York City and Philadelphia. However, the huge weather system radiated cyclonic bands of wind hundreds of miles from its center for days before making landfall, pounding working waterfronts and disrupting fishing and seafood marketing operations throughout the Northeast for more than a week.
New Jersey ports were hit especially hard. Greg DiDomenico of the Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA) reported that most of the fleet survived the storm. However, waterfront infrastructure and shoreside support businesses were severely damaged by flooding, particularly in Barnegat Light, Point Pleasant, and Bedford.
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