Jersey Shore Reopens Seven Months After Storm Sandy

Jersey Shore Reopens Seven Months After Storm Sandy

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Jersey Shore-SeasideHeights-Flickr-cc-cornfusionSeven months after being devastated by the worst storm in New Jersey history, most of the beaches and boardwalks of the Jersey Shore are back and open for business in time for the start of the summer season — Memorial Day weekend.

While much of the residential area of Seaside Heights is still in rebuilding mode, the famed mile-long boardwalk has been restored.

The beach was officially opened today with a world record setting 5-mile-long ribbon cutting ceremony.

More than 80 percent of the businesses are open to give Seaside the familiar sights, sounds and smells that have kept people coming back for generations — and given the local government revenue they so depend on.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story at TODAY)