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Sandy Photos Before & After: One Year Later PDF Print E-mail

New Superstorm Sandy photos are available for viewing on the Toms River Township website. The “Before & After” photos show the barrier island in a state of destruction, immediately after the storm. The bottom half of the photos depict the same area one year later.

“As you look at the comparison photos on our website, you’ll be reminded of the extreme devastation that existed, and the reasons why our area was declared a State of Emergency disaster zone for so many weeks.” Mayor Tom Kelaher said. “These photos also exhibit just how far we’ve come in the past year.”

As always, if residents need help with recovery, they can contact the appropriate person at town hall to help them navigate through the rebuilding and/or decision-making process. To view photos, go to www.TomsRiverTownship.com and click on the “photo gallery” under the main menu.
Befor and After

(Photos by Ptl. Christopher J. Raia, Toms River Police Dept.)

During Hurricane Sandy, homes were lifted off their foundation and then they drifted onto the middle of Route 35 in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River. One year later, the roads are passable and many homes are being rebuilt.




Toms River’s Chankalian Wins Municipal Engineer of the Year Award PDF Print E-mail


TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers held their 2013 Annual Awards at the Atlantic City Convention Center, during the NJ League of Municipalities Convention.

At the awards luncheon on November 20th, Toms River Township’s Engineer, Robert J. Chankalian, P.E., was given the prestigious “Municipal Engineer of the Year” Award.

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Barnegat Bay Action Update - Special Announcement CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES FEDERAL GRANT FOR REMEDIATION OF SANDY-IMPACTED UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) November, 2013

Substantial Damage Appeal Process: PDF Print E-mail

If you have received a Substantial Damage letter and feel that the determination is inaccurate, please note that we do have an appeal process. Download the following form here and submit to the Engineering Division at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you have further questions, we have a set up a special line with staff that can help you at 732-341-1000 Ext. 8125.

Please also note, if you had a determination made by the Engineering office, subsequent to the FEMA inspectors performing their inspections, we will utilize the data you provided. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone if there was an overlap and you received a second or conflicting letter.

Partial Reimbursement program for curb, sidewalk and street trees that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy PDF Print E-mail

Toms River Residents: If you had damage to your curb, sidewalk or street trees, the Township will reimburse you up to $750 for damage that was sustained as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  Street trees are defined as those trees that are located between the curb and the sidewalk. Please fill out the attached form and fax or bring it to Town Hall, with copies of all necessary documents. Click here for form.

Please donate to the Philippines PDF Print E-mail

Community Medical Center is accepting donations for towns in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.  Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher said, “Even though many of our residents are still dealing with the loss of their homes from Sandy, we are extremely grateful that we didn’t have any loss of life.  The death toll in the Philippines is in the thousands, and millions are affected. They need essential supplies right now.” Kelaher added, “Our community has always been extremely generous when it comes to helping those in need, and I hope that we will continue that tradition.”

Financial contributions are preferred.  Please send checks to:

The Filipino–American & Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc. (FCDC)  

P.O. Box 4746 Toms River, NJ 08754.

Or call 732-664-8120. For more information on the FDCD see the attachment here.

A Message From Mayor Tom Kelaher One Year Wrap-Up After Superstorm Sandy PDF Print E-mail


TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- Hello, this is a message from Toms River Township Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher addressing all residents and second homeowners of Toms River.


As we pass the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by.  It has certainly been an extremely busy year for homeowners and the official family of Toms River Township. I would like to share with you a few of the things we have accomplished since the storm and what you can expect in the coming months.

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