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'Jersey Shore' house safe after Sandy, Shore Store hit hard

MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season 3 cast poses in

MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season 3 cast poses in a hot tub. (2010) Credit: MTV

The "Jersey Shore" house in Seaside Heights, N.J., has escaped much damage from superstorm Sandy, although the boardwalk Shore Store, which employed the housemates on the MTV reality show, was hit severely.

Several cast members have expressed concern for their adopted town, and the landlord of both buildings has vowed to rebuild.

"We're going to buy supplies here in Florida and we're going to come there with plywood and drywall and attack it, do the best job we can possibly do," Danny Merk told ABC News from Florida, where he is helping run his family's chain of Halloween stores.

"I saw some pictures people sent me," Merk, 32, told ABC. "My store's gates are crashed in. There's no boardwalk. I don't even understand how bad it is yet."

The Star-Ledger reported that the show's iconic house went unscathed, but Merk said he believes the basement was flooded.

He added that the show's cast members have "all been calling and worried about me -- even Angelina [Pivarnick, who left the show twice] called," he said. "Everyone's been really concerned. It's nice that people care."

"Devastation doesn't last forever," tweeted Jenni "JWoww" Farley Wednesday. "We can and will rebuild! Thinking about my second family at the Jersey Shore."

She and other cast members have tweeted instructions for Red Cross donations and given updates on how they are faring.

"At my mom's in NY where there's electricity!!" wrote Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Wednesday.

Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola tweeted Wednesday: "Still in awe over what has happened. Happy Halloween to everyone maybe we all can give clothes food and help instead of candy this year to the people that need it most." said Wednesday that MTV executives may be discussing a reunion special involving the cast in some capacity in Seaside Heights' rebuilding efforts.

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