Luckily, Island Heights is one of the highest points in Ocean County! There was flooding and damage; the boardwalk and Pavillion had to be repaired and the marinas were a mess of piled up sailboats but, compared to our neighbors on the barrier island, we were quite fortunate. Thanks for asking!
I agree with Ron, Jim touched on all the points. The only information I can add is Dillon's Creek Marina was completely protected. I traveled from Dillon's Creek by boat to the beach days afer Sandy. At Dillon"s Creek Marina all the boats were tied up like little soldiers in line. I was shocked after seeing all the destruction on the news.
I can't add much to Jim's answer but I would like to point out that there are many before and after pictures of Island Heights on their facebook page. Thanks for the question.