New Jerseyans aren’t going to let a little thing like superstorm Sandy stand in the way of their vacations. Just over two-thirds of them say they’ll spend some time at the Shore this summer, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll.
A whopping 96 percent of those who typically visit the shore will be back to catch some waves or stroll on the boardwalk this summer (which starts today). And 25 percent of those who don’t head for the shore every year will be joining them. Who’s not going? A scant 2 percent of those who usually make the Shore part of their summer plans say they won’t be visiting this year.
Despite the crowds, though, the aftereffects of Sandy are still evident: 24 percent of summer homeowners said Sandy did significant damage to their houses, but nine in ten report that they’ll be able to stay in their homes. And three-quarters of those who rent say they’ve been able to find a place to stash their sunscreen and flip-flops.