'Like Chernobyl': Eerie Scenes From Classic N.J. Shore Town Ravaged by Sandy

"20/20" team was the first allowed in to see the devastation at Seaside Heights, N.J.
3:00 | 11/07/12

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That's the only people and on the islands. The directors. I don't go straight up and in particular nobody. Seattle's three to securities. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We may not have -- summer we don't know yeah. Right now we're just in the basic casino here this is an important piece of far. Of our communities as the fabric of that people come to see -- due to -- everything just right rough atmosphere and appreciate that -- the devastation that we got going on here. That's part of the ride right there in the water please expects the guest star -- -- look at. Not only you know -- I see some action -- -- so much devastation. I love this -- -- grew -- here my whole life we just groups of people here. We've seen devastation like this it just gets worse and worse and worse as we go through we just want the nation knows that we have taken -- -- fall. What we're gonna rebuild seaside is a lot of memories here. Not only my memories. And memories of hundreds of thousands of people millions of people come through here. Through the years and what we wanted to show us. Bill -- back. But -- let the nation know what we went through what is important. Casino pier is our main stakes in this -- it is it is our anger and where the ship. This is -- We gotta help the people around here rebuilt Bettis. Is a walk real way now that's all -- like the committee chairman general you know earnings. I'm damaged tracks -- movement. It's dark parking quite. This is what total devastation runs like. This was here. It was -- an arcade. Part of an arcade and there is the machines that -- literally washed away. Never gonna get those machines never enough time -- pieces of the game that's a dollar bill -- later this is all stuff that came out. And then as a stuff came out ways to drive it back in and that's the total destruction. That you get when you get a category one -- -- history on this is -- mass destruction. -- -- -- -- -- -- But you know we're pretty resilient and we're -- -- We're gonna come back -- come back -- See such great.

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