In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Driving Jersey spent three days on Long Beach Island and in Manahawkin, the mainland town across the bridge from the defenseless barrier island. Like many places in Jersey, LBI was hit hard by Sandy. Residents were only recently allowed back to their saltwater soaked homes when we visited.

This is a collection of their stories and the stories of the relief, the rebuild and the eventual rising up.

The power of the human spirit is STRONG on Long Beach Island, in Manahawkin and of course, in JERSEY.

The monumental task of rebuilding and restoring our towns, homes and lives continues.  Seek a local assistance organization to help or donate to or ask your neighbor if they can use a hand.  Every effort affects everyone else.  Music for Driving Jersey: After Sandy: Part 1 was performed by Jon Francis, Helena Espvall and Dan Sansig.