Severe Flooding Devastates Jersey Shore in Wake of Historic Snowstorm

PHOTO: Max Sorensen, 23, paddles through his flooded neighborhood in Stone Harbor, N.J., Jan. 24, 2016.PlayTed Shaffrey/AP Photo
WATCH New Jersey Shore Hit Hard by Winter Storm

The Jersey shore was battling severe flooding Sunday in the wake of the massive snowstorm that swept through the Northeast.

Extensive tidal flooding was reported Saturday in towns including Cape May, Wildwood and Ocean City. Saturday morning marked a record storm surge -- 9.4 feet at Cape May.

Residents from West Wildwood to Ocean City are documenting the shocking water levels:

Heading south for the winter. #SurfsUp #Hang10

A photo posted by Jayne Snyder (@jaynesnyder) on Jan 23, 2016 at 5:45pm PST

Sam Wierman told ABC News debris and flooding filled the roads of Avalon, including huge, iceberg-like chunks of ice. Saturday's flooding has already lightened up today, he said.

But the power, which went out Friday night, still hasn't been restored today, he said.

Gov. Chris Christie, who is returning to New Hampshire to resume campaigning, called New Jersey’s handling of the storm a “model response."

Christie said by the day’s end, power should be restored to 90 percent of customers who experienced outages and that all mass transit systems would be back up and running.