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Ellen Kehr returns to her West Harding Avenue home in Holgate, Long Beach Township, on Sunday to meet with adjusters and to gut the home of damaged furniture, cabinets and appliances. Everything, including the kitchen sink, lies on the curb.
Kenneth Keene of Wayne helps clean out his father-in-law's home on West Harding Avenue in Holgate on Sunday. The home, which was built in 1992, suffered damage in the garage and basement.
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A mermaid with a tote bag -- next to a book, "Great Storms of the Jersey Shore" -- are among the storm debris moved to the curb for trash pickup in the Holgate section of Long Beach Township on Sunday.
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Piles of garbage from the home of Kenneth Keene's father-in-law lines the curb on West Harding Avenue in Holgate, Long Beach Township. The household goods were removed from the lower level of the home on Sunday.
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Ellen Kehr returns Sunday to her West Harding Avenue home in Holgate, Long Beach Township, to meet with adjusters and survey the damage from Hurricane Sandy. Her detached garage had flooded about 5 feet, damaging a refrigerator, a generator and boxes of files and papers. The water line is on the garage-door frame at about her eye level.
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Bill and Ellen Kehr's garage on West Harding Avenue in the Holgate section of Long Beach Township was filled with about 5 feet of water during Hurricane Sandy, which upended a refrigerator, among other things. The Kehrs were allowed back to their home on Sunday.
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Saint Anselm College students Amy Clancy, 18, of Dedham, Mass.; Katy Richardson, 19, of Goffstown, Mass., and Sarah Haigh, 21, of Hanover, Mass., take a break during their day helping Long Beach Township's Holgate residents gut their homes and put damaged goods on the curbs. 'We came down not knowing what to expect,' Haigh said. 'It's humbling. We're really glad to be here.'
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Sporting a T-shirt inscribed with "Ask Me I Can Help You," a student from Saint Anselm College is one of the New Hampshire school's 17 volunteers helping Long Beach Township residents clean out their homes on Sunday.