LONG BEACH ISLAND - Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a team of Washington heavyweights on a helicopter tour of the devastation Sandy caused to Long Beach Island.

The Asbury Park Press provided News 12 New Jersey with exclusive footage of the tour.

Sen. Menendez and a group of Washington lawmakers took a helicopter tour of Holgate then walked the beach.

The area was one of the hardest hit sections of the island.

To watch extended footage from the tour, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.