Sea Bright battens down as water surges into the streets, again

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It’s been just over four months since hurricane Sandy ripped through Center Street, and just about every other street in the quaint Jersey shore community of Sea Bright.

Deputy Emergency Management Director C. Reade Murphy says another serious storm – is forecast to hit early Thursday morning — the last thing residents need.

“At four o’clock this morning we’ll probably see some substantial river flooding. It means the side streets will fill up, and I’m hoping not, but I think some of the houses are gonna fill up again,” Murphy told Pix11.

Sea Bright Flooding Storm

Deputy Emergency Management Director C. Reade Murphy says another serious storm – is forecast to hit early Thursday morning — the last thing residents need.

Deputy Emergency Management Director C. Reade Murphy says another serious storm – is forecast to hit early Thursday morning — the last thing residents need.

A majority of the business community has yet to rebound.

But with the water creeping up the street and winds began to pick up Wednesday night, so did business at the one Sandy’s survivors – Woody’s.

Owner Chris Wood’s restaurant suffered moderate damage during the storm, but it’s back – thanks to a loyal and resilient clientele.

“You know, nobody got a free pass from sandy. Everybody in this town was affected. But it’s a very resilient group, and I think we’ll see a vastly different sea bright by Memorial Day,” Wood said.