Posted by: Drew | May 14, 2008

Nor’easter Storm Hits South Jersey Shore – The Damage

Reason 451 to get a CARFAX Report…

I arrived in to Avalon NJ, Monday May 12th 2008 to face a full on flood tide seven foot above mean water level. I spent the day shooting photos and driving from Avalon, Stone Harbor and Wildwood. You will note some impressive waves in the Middle Township’s Grassy Sound and Avalon resident Shelby Eshelman wading across 12th and Ocean.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“On what otherwise would have been the perfect beach day, officials at the Jersey Shore yesterday assessed erosion caused by Monday’s nor’easter and vowed to get their resorts in shape for the Memorial Day weekend.” More…


“Bulldozers are busy along the Jersey shore as towns try to repair beach erosion caused by Monday’s nor’easter.

State officials say beaches from Sea Bright to Cape May lost sand just two weeks before the Memorial Day

holiday weekend.” More…

From CBS3:

“Standing floodwaters and debris prevented many crews from reaching parts of Strathmere and Sea Isle city.

Dozens of cars in West Wildwood were destroyed as flood waters quickly rose in the streets. Many residents said they did not have any official warning of the rising tides as flood sirens did not sound.

On Monday, wind gusts reached 50 mph in many parts of the state, and hurricane-strength gusts of 76 mph were recorded in Sea Isle City.” More…


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