Homes were left in a dangerous state in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island after storms blew through the northeastern part of the United States, which required extensive documentation. The foundations of these beachfront properties were left exposed. Much of the beach on the island was left heavily eroded and a lot of sand and dunes were lost as a result of the storms.
Officials assessing the damages advise property owners in the area to file an insurance claim if any damage is seen. Officials have also stated they cannot guarantee homeowners will see any money if a claim is filed.
For now, workers are busy piling up sand toward the exposed foundations of the island homes with bulldozers. Sand continues to be pumped onto the shore from dredges as the damage-surveying processes wraps up. The Office of Emergency Management will present the findings to the governor who, in term, can request federal aid and a disaster declaration from the Obama administration.
Any water damage from the high tides and heavy rains need to be remediated and dried ASAP. If not, damages to the foundations of the homes can cause the structures to fall. Mold will also be a problem if proper measures are not taken after a home has seen water damage.