I emailed the owners of the Beach Haven Motel where we stayed days before Hurricane Sandy to let them know I wrote about them on my blog and to see how things are for them on Long Beach Island. This is their email response. Dan
Hello Mr. and Mrs. Rothermel,
Thank you for the kind email and even kinder report on our motel. The storm was a real experience. We’ve lived here 65 years and this was the worst storm we ever had. The motel suffered 28″ of water in the first floor rooms and office. We left the island on Wednesday after we lost electricity, water, sewer and gas services. We have flood insurance and have started to repair and rebuild the damaged rooms. We hope to have the second floor open by around December 1 and then add additional rooms as they are rebuilt and refurnished. Believe it or not we have a lot of calls for the roooms due to FEMA and others that need them to rebuild the island. We would rather not get business this way as there is a lot of displaced persons around here. In any case we are safe and sound and are working every day to get back to normal . Again thank you for your kind remarks and for thinking of us. Regards, Bill and Dennis Flynn
PS Coming home from Virginia this spring, Hannah and I plan to return to LBI and spend another night at the Beach Haven Motel.