Sandy washes away Seaside Heights, N.J. amusement park piers

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The well known town and historic boardwalk of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, loved by generations of families as a popular summer vacation spot, has been washed away by Hurricane Sandy.

Photos: Sandy destroys Seaside Heights amusement rides

Besides ravaging beaches, the storm swept homes off their foundations in some coastal communities, wrecked some boardwalks and knocked amusement park rides from piers in Seaside Heights.

Photos and aerial views show rides from Seaside Heights well known boardwalk and amusement park on the Jersey Shore.

The famous roller coaster on the fun time pier has plunged into the sea. A merry go round that has gone round for 99 years is destroyed.

The bumper cars and the ferris wheel have crashed together, and the boardwalk is gone.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed reporters Wednesday and below are his comments on the devastation that has ravaged the boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

It's this exact location also made famous in multiple seasons of MTV's popular reality show, "Jersey Shore."

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of "Jersey Shore" fame tweeted on Oct. 30 that "Seaside Heights suffered bad from the hurricane and my prayers go out to everyone affected! We are all fine here...love you JS."

Associated Press

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