A caravan of army humvees are en route to Long Beach Island this morning as search and rescue operations continue.

On the way onto to the island, boats are thrown to the side of the road and debris litters the roadway.

The road at the entrance to the island in Ship Bottom is clear.

Long Beach Boulevard is clear of sand and debris at this time, a far cry from just a couple days ago when it was covered in places with sand, mud, water and debris.

Blacktop is visible after about two feet of sand was on the roadway after the storm.

Army National Guard humvees that just arrived on the island are parking in Bayview Park in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township. Units are rotating in over the last three days.

Heavy equipment is clearing streets in Beach Haven and sand is piled on street sides like snow.

Homes along the beachfront here are undermined and wires hang out of their bottoms. There is the sound of the ocean coupled with the creaking of loose siding and doors.

A new oceanfront view straight through the garages of many homes on the beach tells the story of what Long Beach Island is to so many.

Beach chairs, rafts and surfboards are still stacked in their place, ready for a new summer season as the ocean pushes up the now short shore now not wide enough for a small crowd to stretch beach blankets across.

Pieces of cement and cinder blocks from home foundations are strewn across what were yards and decking that once wrapped around homes have been tossed aside as if the weighed nothing.

A new oceanfront view straight through the garages of many homes on the beach tells the story of what Long Beach Island is to so many. Beach chairs, rafts and surfboards are still stacked in their place, ready for a new summer season as the ocean pushes up the now short shore now not wide enough for a small crowd to stretch beach blankets across.

Ocean City restaurant owner Angelo Cuculino was one of those without flood insurance.

On Thursday he was trying to save what he could at Happy Days restaurant at 10th and Asbury.

"We literally had fish in the dining room. I had minnows in the dining room," he said.

Earlier this afternoon, Congressman Jon Runyan arrived at Long Beach Township Municipal Complex to tour LBI with Mancini.

Ship Bottom police and volunteer firefighters are riding around, shutting off gas lines to individual houses.