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Home swept into bay by Hurricane Sandy is demolished

The Mantoloking home that was swept virtually intact into Barnegat Bay by Hurricane Sandy’s record surge was finally demolished, a move that could help convince New Jersey boaters to get back on the waterways.

“These homes, just like the Jet Star roller coaster swept off Casino Pier and sitting in the ocean off Seaside Heights, have become iconic images of just how powerful and devastating Sandy was — and how this historic storm changed so many lives,” Department of Environmental Protection commissioner Bob

Martin said during a press conference along the bay in Mantoloking.

Last week, Martin gave a report on the cleanup of waterways in preparation for the boating season, according to a statement issued by Gov. Chris Christie’s office May 2.

Although waterways are open for recreation, the Christie administration urges the public to exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings on the water while the cleanup continues.

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