The worst of Hurricane Sandy was at the shoreline, striking Seaside Heights, Point Peasant Beach and other points farther east.
But Manchester - particularly the Pine Lake Park section - did not escape the wrath of the worst storm to hit the Jersey Shore in recorded history.
Perhaps the comments attached to these three You Tube videos best summed up the local reaction:
From Mecca Video Pro (published on Oct 30):
"Ten miles inland, there was some wind, not much rain, 22 hours without power, and then a quick survey of the damage within a few blocks."