February 28, 2013. Mantoloking, New Jersey. The town of Mantoloking was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, with only 6 houses being found habitable. Residents were not allowed back in until 4 months after the storm and state police keep any unauthorized people from stopping within town limits.. Tracing the path of Hurricane Sandy, which wrecked havoc on the northeastern seaboard from October 25-31, 2012. The storm caused flooding and caused an estimated 60 billion dollars worth of damage to affected areas.