The town of Mantoloking in New Jersey is still cleaning up almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy hit and according to one resident, the neighborhood remains in a state of dismay:

Marjorie Feniello is not sure whether she is better off having her house torn down or trying to salvage what is left. The 67-year-old is one of thousands of Jersey Shore residents trying to decide if moving on means tearing down or attempting to rebuild. After Hurricane Sandy, 6 feet of water rose in her house here, her primary residence for 17 years. And despite the work going on around her home, Feniello says little has been accomplished in the rebuilding of her devastated town. “It still looks like Beirut if you go down there,” she said. “The town looks like it did after Sandy.”

I’ve been able to pin down Marjorie’s address and I will be sending her a Looks Like Beirut Certificate.

Beirut street

Beirut
Photo taken by Aschevogel via flickr
On November 6, 2011

Looks Like Beirut on Google Maps

I’ve mapped the locations that have been described at one time or another as “looking like Beirut”. Take a look at the Google Map below and see if any area near you has been described as resembling the Lebanese capital.


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