(CNN) - Among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy is a stretch of coast known simply as the Jersey Shore.
Before this area became synonymous with a hard-partying reality show, it was a place where countless families made memories. One of those families was David Vigilante's:
[1:19] "The shore was more than just a beach. It was carnival rides and boardwalks and the remnants of what entertainment looked like in the Victorian era. It was the birthplace of Miss America and the land of Springsteen."