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Every -- Carroll joining us sunset from the Fox Business.
Dot com site you know Memorial Day -- -- this -- honest open very -- but if I could -- New York we head down to the Jersey Shore out east to the Hamptons -- up north Cape Cod and everyone going somewhere -- the -- the beach but there's a problem in this area.
Because we were hit by -- storms can -- seven months ago.
It's amazing that it was so long and that began digging I did -- taking I spoke with businesses down on the Jersey Shore.
And a lot of them are still in the process of recovering and many still have reopened.
This summer it.
There are a lot of high expectations riding on it so that's sitting down optimism.
Yes easy formula and it could be -- -- for me I know.
The number of hotel -- and they're hoping for something of a repression a fact that I where many of the red rental properties happen.
Been available many of the hotels have been reopened so they're hoping to capture some of that market.
But one concern is that many residents to traditionally went down to the Jersey Shore don't really have the discretionary income right now.
I spoke with one hotel in long branch New Jersey and the director of sales said that many of her customers her from Staten Island with -- hit very hard.
-- -- -- So she's worried that she's not crazy that traffic this summer right on the do we have any sensitive -- being -- -- yet through insurance and -- money.
No FEMA money you know -- -- if that's what I heard again and again why he's business owners.
They were just as confused as you are they said they filled out dozens of papers.
That the -- tried to dot every I cross every T and they were still rejected and they just don't know why.
So they had to dig deep into their own pockets it's with one -- At the grand valley saying they had New Jersey which was hit really hard by the storm.
And she said -- that they did receive some money from insurance about a half a million dollar -- But she and her husband co owners of the hotel are out a quarter million dollars out of pocket.
Did they that money money.
And seems like say they have that money -- it pretty -- I don't know if -- can manage their savings.
But she said that there is a lot riding on this summer right Memorial Day weekend will really be the star.
It -- exactly it's a key 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day and it seems like mother nature has been so viciously -- between last year.
What's going on in Oklahoma that this is a reminder to all consumers homeowners and businesses out there -- -- with your insurance policies make sure -- covered because we are seeing some crazy things.
Not to mention I mean hurricane season -- -- -- you're approaching so this is something to definitely.
Look out for.
-- expertise and you say are high going into Memorial Day weekend but it seems -- -- wishful thinking on his part to to talk to any.
Regular people who typically go down to the Jersey -- different sense and might not be doing nothing here I -- Is he quit -- any.
Tradition all have visitors to the Jersey Shore.
But what's interesting is that many of these business prayers are residents of the town that they -- canceling more attacks.
Absolutely and I spoke -- one business owner in Long Beach Long Island which was hit really hard.
By the storm.
And he said it that.
About 30% of their residents in -- haven't even return to their homes yet sound.
The restaurant and he said that sales are really down but now there high expectations 75% of this restaurants yearly sales are made during the summer season.
And that's that familiar -- -- -- stick -- a a lot of businesses.
You know -- PTAs.
Jonathan -- did a special April 1 is about all the damage that would definitely and a have that a little bit later on if you -- to check out it cost to get an update.
What their recovery efforts have been so far so we just wanted to point your attention to that special -- that really was.
Very telling and touching.
And you know us where you spend your Summers.
I'm from -- standards -- -- I had -- my parents simply isn't there.
That -- to either go down to it new Jersey Shore out to the Hamptons in these areas that have been affected so -- -- -- it's certainly affecting some.
Personal accident site.
It seems like the community is coming together to support these local business -- again an -- If it -- yes exactly so residents are trying to do their best to patronize the -- These small -- these hotels these restaurants.
But there's a lot riding on this summer and there's a lot of -- heading into Memorial Day weekend there's not but whether.
People are worried that that is going to really weigh down the -- them.
There's not going to be good run a -- -- -- businesses say to you.
We're gonna close up shop for now -- -- head but we're gonna go over attend this town couple miles in this direction where things are better and set up shop there yet so I.
And I went live surf company.
Which was found in Normandy beach and he had kind of flooding.
Last merchandise and he was too worried to -- back there.
He said the risk was too high so he moved to Asbury Park also in New Jersey which she sent with a little less hit.
By a hurricane standing but I think that the fear for a lot of these business owners says it's -- going to strike twice served by removing my going to get hit -- -- -- So there's a lot of here along the shore and in Long Island as well.
Well this is going to be the key kickoff weekend to summer hopefully the weather is definitely felt at that thing on -- -- we -- -- -- and digging for us every Carol foxbusiness.com.
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