Heartbreaking pics: Destruction in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Belmar

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As Twitchy reported, the Jersey Shore started getting battered by Hurricane Sandy well before the destructive storm hit land. The aftermath of the storm has resulted in utter devastation and heartbreak.

Rasmussen reports that they will have limited data available. They are based in Asbury Park, N.J.

Rasmussen Reports is Based in Asbury Park, NJ… Hit hard by Sandy…limited data release today

— Scott Rasmussen (@RasmussenPoll) October 30, 2012

And hit hard it was.

RT @jersyshoreagent: Such a shame. All that work that Asbury Park has been doing. #SandyNJ #Sandy twitter.com/JersyShoreAgen…

— Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane) October 30, 2012

@fly1887 this is Asbury Park twitter.com/tmcmahon1/stat…

— Tim McMahon (@tmcmahon1) October 30, 2012

Ugh, you guys. Between this and the photos of Belmar, my heart is broken. @kaylamendez13 Convention hall in asbury park twitter.com/KaylaMendez13/…

— Anjelica Triola (@anjelica) October 30, 2012

The Stone Pony, which Bruce Springsteen made famous, survived and is still standing.

The Stone Pony still standing #springsteen #sandy twitter.com/sirjames69/sta…

— Sirjames (@sirjames69) October 30, 2012

Atlantic City, N.J., and its world-famous boardwalk, is a disaster zone.

RT @time: Atlantic City, N.J. is a ghost town the day after Hurricane #Sandy hit | instagram.com/p/Ra17WxK613/ (by @edkashi)

— Mavoy Music Anthem (@MavoyOfficial) October 31, 2012

Atlantic City, The Walk #sosad #devastating 😢 twitter.com/KatrinDraka/st…

— katrindraka(@KatrinDraka) October 30, 2012

atlantic city before and after 🙁 twitter.com/_whatthemehek/…

— mehek khan ♥ (@_whatthemehek) October 30, 2012

Apocalyptic scenes from Atlantic City by @edkashi for the @time @instagram account #HurricaneSandy instagram.com/p/RavzolK6_y/

— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) October 30, 2012

Superstorm #Sandy ripped apart several blocks of the boardwalk in Atlantic City. yfrog.com/0wk1rij Photos: bit.ly/Rr9P6G

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) October 30, 2012

Atlantic City )= twitter.com/Andeersonjunio…

— A (@Andeersonjunior) October 31, 2012

Like in Seaside Heights, N.J., the force of Hurricane Sandy has totally wiped blocks of the boardwalk away.

Foundations& pilings are all that remain of brick buildings & a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J Oct. 30#hurricanesandy twitter.com/RrazMatazz/sta…

— Raz Ya (@RrazMatazz) October 31, 2012

RT @ethanklapper: RT @passantino: AP transmits symbolic photo tonight from Atlantic City: twitter.com/passantino/sta…

— Ryan Broderick (@ryanhatesthis) October 31, 2012

And Belmar, N.J., was badly battered. The destruction is massive.

RT @kylezalewski: @jayglazer Take a look at belmar Boardwalk twitter.com/kylezalewski/s…> really just speechless. They will all push thru together

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 30, 2012

The boardwalk is gone. Just gone.

There used to be a boardwalk here (Belmar, NJ) instagram.com/p/RbKnU6hXLd/

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) October 30, 2012

Stay strong my shore friends. Unreal for nj. Belmar. Home. Sad twitter.com/JerseyRock/sta…

— JerseyRock (@JerseyRock) October 30, 2012

I still can’t believe what happened stay safe #belmar #home #missit #nj instagr.am/p/RbMDNyFkJw/

— Katelyn Kraft (@katelynkraft) October 30, 2012

boats in the street – sea spray court neighborhood, on the island between avon-by-the-sea and belmar. #njsandy twitter.com/Asbury_Park/st…

— AllAsburyPark.com (@Asbury_Park) October 30, 2012

Governor Christie expressed his heartache after surveying the damage.

Heading by helicopter to the Jersey Shore to assess the damage. From early reports, it appears to be unthinkable. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

The Jersey Shore of my youth is gone. #Sandy.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

The rides I took my kids on this summer are in the Atlantic Ocean. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

There are homes off their foundations sitting in the middle of Rt. 35. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

It was an emotionally overwhelming afternoon for me as a son of this state. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

Photos from his helicopter tour were tweeted.

Dramatic photos from @govchristie helicopter tour over the shore today. Here’s Belmar, NJ twitter.com/heatherhaddon/…

— heather haddon (@heatherhaddon) October 30, 2012

House in the street. RT”@heatherhaddon: One more from @govchristie #Belmar #sandy twitter.com/heatherhaddon/…

— inesfdezcanas (@inextate) October 30, 2012

There used to be a street there leading to my sisters house in Belmar instagr.am/p/RbIWEps8aK/

— Edward L. Galante II (@ELGii22) October 30, 2012

Whats left of #belmar boardwalk..Im standing where that structure used to be..we will rebuild stronger than ever #sandy twitter.com/raafe316/statu…

— Raafe (@raafe316) October 30, 2012

Yes, you will. And Governor Christie is vowing the same.

We will rebuild the Shore. It may not be the same, but we will rebuild. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

You will rebuild, New Jersey. Stay strong, together. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all.

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