Nightly News | October 31, 2012
>> for details. shore, this whole region is so battered, it is hard to believe it was good news today that only 3,000 flights were cancelled. it was big news that la guardia will open tomorrow. it has been a lake for days. across this whole region, nothing seems quite right. as soon as you approach the jersey shore , it is clear something is not right. this line of cars on the highway stretching for over a mile, it is just for gasoline. the most precious commodity on the shore these days, and people are willing to wait hours to fill up. point pleasant is on the northern end of the jersey shore , closer to new york. its prime beachfront real estate, some of which is now condemn condemned. in point pleasant beach, the white sand hotel has been in business for years. another mark is jenks, where the locals call it, where cindy klaus rode out the storm.
>> we heard this huge noise, and within seconds the water level went from the first step up to the door knob .
>> reporter: the power is still out, but they're keeping things ali alive with one generator. this is really scary, the most famous penguins on the jersey shore . the beaches nearby have been transformed, and it is clear not everything here is from here. at his news conference yesterday in new jersey, governor chris christie mentioned all of his favorite shore sights having grown up on the jersey shore as a kid. one of the ones he mentioned was the fun town pier, sea side height, six miles up the beach. this sign is a part of the fun town pier, a necessary stop for any jersey shore summer vacation for generations of us. the damage is dramatic, far from the beach. inland, there is street flooding, trees ripped from the ground. jack and sharon kathcart who have lived here for a long time, spent the day drying their clothes.
>> i said i want to go, she said she wanted to stay, i said i have to stay if she does because she is my wife.
>> reporter: but there were bright spots to see, like the one we saw as we passed by, bill mulens, who had a flag ceremony, and he feels lucky to be here.
>> i always try to express it, what is it about the jersey shore ?
>> i don't think you can describe it, unless you live on the jersey shore , we're blessed to be on the ocean, a double edged sword, of course, but for all the good, absolutely worth the