Silverton & Green Island from the Ground and Above After Sandy
By Phil Stilton
Toms River–The day after Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey we found out Silverton and Green Island were among the hardest hit sections of the Toms River mainland. From October 31st through November 2nd, I was able to document the devastation to the neighborhood I called home for a good portion of my teen and adult life.
As I drove down Kettle Creek Road towards Green Island to check a relative’s home for damage, I noticed the further in I drove, the worse it was getting, until reaching the lagoon and bay front section. After checking on their home, which miraculously sustained relatively minor water damage aside from a completely flooded garage and an uprooted dock, I began going through the neighborhood with some local Silverton Firefighters who were checking on homes door to door.
There were many scenes that were not something I was used to, even after having weathered through many of the past storms that came through our neighborhood over the years.
Boats in pools, pools in houses, houses off of their foundations, houses missing whole sections and boats in the roads.
Two days later, I had the opportunity to fly above Silverton and Green Island and here’s just a few of the photos taken:
Silverton & Green Island Ground Photos by Phil Stilton
Silverton Aerial Photos by Phil Stilton