'Jersey Shore' cast sends support to Sandy victims
The house made famous by the cast of MTVs Jersey Shore is empty two days after superstorm Sandy rolled through the coast, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The shore town that Snooki and gang made famous and synonymous with their show "Jersey Shore" took a heavy hit from superstorm Sandy, with homes splintered and buried in sand, roofs flattened, the boardwalk buckled and amusement rides dumped in the ocean.
Its famous summer residents sent their prayers to those affected.
"Sandy destroyed Seaside — our second home," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi told MTV News in a statement. "It's devastating to see our boardwalk and favorite spots ruined. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the storm."
This Oct. 30, 2012 photo released by NBC shows Jenni "JWoww" Farley, a cast member in the reality series "Jersey Shore," left, and host Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," in Burbank, Calif. Seaside Heights, the New Jersey town that for millions made “Jersey Shore” synonymous with Snooki was among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy and its famous summer residents sent their prayers to those affected. Farley and fellow cast members Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino asked their Twitter followers to donate to the American Red Cross. (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Huge piles of sand choked the streets blocks from the beach on the narrow barrier island as construction vehicles entered the ghost town Wednesday.
Police Chief Thomas Boyd described the island scene as one of "total devastation."
An Associated Press photographer who went by the house used to film "Jersey Shore" said it appeared to have come out of the storm unscathed.
Appearing Tuesday on "The Tonight Show," Jenni "JWoww" Farley was asked by host Jay Leno about the house she owns with her fiance, Roger, in neighboring Toms River.
With nightfall approaching, Rodrigo Vargas, 25, of Seaside Heights, N.J., ponders treading through floodwaters to check on his second floor apartment a day after superstorm Sandy rolled through the barrier island community, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Sandy, the superstorm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
"Fixable, I want to say. It's really, it like hurts the heart a lot. It's really kind of devastating," she said. "But as long as like my dogs, Roger's safe, my friends are safe, we're just all without power."