The End for Iconic Image of Sandy's Damage

Demolition begins on house in bay in Mantoloking

By Wanye Parry
|  Thursday, May 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:09 PM EDT
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Crews demolish a house that washed into Barnegat Bay and became an infamous reminder of Superstorm Sandy. That home has been in the water for six months in Mantoloking, Ocean County. NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg reports.

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Crews demolish a house that washed into Barnegat Bay and became an infamous reminder of Superstorm Sandy. That home has been in the water for six months in Mantoloking, Ocean County. NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg reports.

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A iconic image of Superstorm Sandy will soon be gone.

Demolition work started Thursday on a house that was swept into Barnegat Bay in Mantoloking. The house has been one of the defining images of the Oct. 29 storm.

The house currently sits about 200 feet from the shoreline.

A crane on a barge has been tearing the roof into pieces. The demolition company expects to be finished by Friday afternoon.

Mantoloking was the hardest-hit Jersey shore town. All 521 of its homes were damaged, and more than 200 were destroyed by the storm.

The ocean cut a channel through to the bay, a breach that had to be repaired with an emergency engineering effort.

More than six months after Sandy came ashore, many New Jersey Shore towns are still recovering from the storm's havoc.

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