"Jersey Shore's" Seaside Heights hit hard by Superstorm Sandy
The boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. on Oct. 30, 2012, after superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29, 2012. / Tim Larsen,AP Photo/New Jersey Governor's Office
Seaside Height's, N.J., the town that for millions became synonymous with MTV's reality TV show "Jersey Shore" was among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy - and its famous summer residents sent their prayers to those affected.
Seaside Heights: Now and then
"Sandy destroyed Seaside - our second home," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi told MTV News in a statement. "It's devastating to see our boardwalk and favorite spots ruined. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the storm."
Jenni "JWoww" Farley appeared on the "Tonight Show," and host Jay Leno asked about the house she owns with her fiance, Roger, in Toms River.
"Fixable, I want to say. It's really, it like hurts the heart a lot. It's really kind of devastating," she said. But as long as like my dogs, Roger's safe, my friends are safe, we're just all without power."
Vinny Guadagnino told MTV that Seaside Heights had become his second home, while Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio sent thanks to the "heroes" who were working to help. Sammi Giancola called the impact "devastating."
See Guadagino and Polizzi's tweets below:
Thoughts and prayers to my second home and fam in Seaside NJ .— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) October 29, 2012
Seaside Heights suffered bad from the hurricane and my prayers go out to everyone affected! We are all fine here...love you JS?— NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) October 30, 2012
Several of the cast members asked their Twitter followers to donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Polizzi also said she would donate but was more true to form: "Ugh trying to change my son's diaper while holding a flash light is not easy," she wrote from East Hanover, using the hashtag "nopower."
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