With storm tides rising up into the second floor and structural cracks allowing water into the upper floors, the interior the light took quite a beating. All doors and windows were either completely destroyed or compromised. The completely submerged first-floor was literally scrubbed clean. All the fixtures and interior structural panels on the second floor were washing machined inside the circular structure.
A crack team from Spruce Builders, of Chatham New Jersey, Worked hard to secure the light and keep out the elements. They temporarily sealed up the destroyed doors and windows, built temporary access platforms, and put protective sheeting down on rotted floors.