Do You Remember the Storm of ’92?
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If you were living at the Jersey shore back then, like I was, then you definitely have memories of a massive storm well before Irene and Sandy.
It was a bad nor’easter that hit hard on December 11, 1992 and created major flooding, strong winds of up to 80 miles per hour, and snow that shut down businesses and schools.
I remember it well because at the time me and my boyfriend were living in Ocean City, New Jersey, on Asbury Avenue.
That experience of what Mother Nature can do along a shoreline on a barrier island convinced both of us that we were done with living at the coast and about a year and a half later, we moved about 12 miles inland to safer ground.
In fact, because of the damage done, the coast was declared a disaster area and the destruction convinced state legislators to enact beach protection and replenishment, according to an article in the Galloway Patch.
Do you remember the storm? If so, what was your experience like?