Damage costs add up in Monmouth County after Hurricane Irene

Labor Day at the Jersey Shore this year is bringing back reminders of the powerful storm that battered the Atlantic Coast last week.Many shore communities

SPRING LAKE - Labor Day at the Jersey Shore this year is bringing back reminders of the powerful storm that battered the Atlantic Coast last week.

Many shore communities were damaged by Hurricane Irene as it marched up the East Coast.

In Spring Lake, a portion of the boardwalk near the Belmar border was destroyed.

Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Oppegaard says federal aid will cover about 75 percent of the damage costs.

Oppegaard says 10 bridges in the county received some type of damage from the powerful storm. Hurricane Irene: From Coast to Crest FEMA opens hotline, website for NJ Paterson residents finally allowed back home after storm

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