File Photo by Boyd Loving
Ridgewood firefighters aid recovery effort in Silverton
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 3:03 PM
BY LAURA HERZOG
The Ridgewood News
A few weeks after participating in a 48-hour task force mission in Silverton, a hurricane-ravaged seaside neighborhood in Toms River, the Ridgewood Fire Department continues to collect donations and keep in touch with Silverton’s firemen through Facebook.
Those who went to Silverton saw a scene that none will be able to forget.
Because there was no mandatory hurricane evacuation in Silverton, most people stayed in their homes, and many were left with little more than the clothes on their backs.
According to the five Ridgewood firefighters who went there after the storm, the neighborhood was like a war zone. Luxury boats and dock pilings ripped through homes, while cul-de-sacs drowned in water levels as high as 9 feet.