'Jersey Shore' House Virtually Unharmed by Hurricane Sandy

'Jersey Shore' home, Hurricane Sandy

The "Jersey Shore" house, where Snooki, "The Situation" and the rest of America's most loved (or hated) guidos and guidettes spent their summers on MTV, survived Hurricane Sandy almost without a scratch, E! Online reported.

It's unclear how exactly the home was affected by the storm, but it was vacant at the time Sandy hit.

The rest of Seaside Heights, N.J., where the "Shore" house is located, wasn't as lucky, as a wide swath of the town was devastated, and the roller coaster in its famed theme park fell into the ocean.


"Sandy destroyed Seaside -- our second home," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi told MTV News. "It's devastating to see our boardwalk and favorite spots ruined."

Sandy heavily damaged the Shore Store, where the "Shore" cast members worked.

Danny Merk, who owns Shore Store, told ABC News from Florida: "Sandy devastated us. I saw some pictures people sent me. My store's gates are crashed in. There's no boardwalk. I don't even understand how bad it is yet."

He added: "We were on such a high after the show. We were the town on the rise, a freight train, a roller coaster. It's just a terrible thing."

He said that though the "Shore" house was left intact, he imagines that the "basement got flooded, for sure."

Merk's plan is to bring plywood and other materials to Seaside and repair his store and the "Shore" house.

Meanwhile, the "Jersey Shore" cast has been asking fans to donate money to relief funds. Vinny Guadagnino recorded a commercial for MTV asking viewers to donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

"Devastation doesn't last forever," Jenni "JWoww" Farley tweeted. "We can and will rebuild!"

See also:
Hurricane Recovery for Homeowners

Home Insurance: What's Covered, What Isn't
Hurricane Sandy Mortgage Relief: Federal Disaster Aid to Storm Victims

After Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore House Still Stands


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