Hurricane Ian came and went, and left a trail of destruction in its path.

Florida, of course, was absolutely devastated by the storm with millions out of power, and many unable to get food and water in a timely manner.

There are a few ways to help, making a donation to the Salvation Armies Hurricane relief fund is a really easy way to do it.

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Here in Ocean County, I'd say we got fairly lucky; we had some gale-force winds, and heavy rains and I know I briefly lost power.

But all things considered, I think we weathered the storm pretty well.

Our beaches also came through fairly unscathed, from what my wife and I saw on our walk Thursday morning there was only some minor damage.

Photo Credit: Buehler
Photo Credit: Buehler

This was in Ortley, from what we could tell they were removing some driftwood and fencing that was damaged during the storm.

We also tried to walk down to the beach but weren't able to due to the insane amount of sand build-up,

Photo Credit: Buehler
Photo Credit: Buehler

Whether that's man-made or due to the storm I'm not one hundred percent sure.

We didn't really get much flooding either, however, not every New Jersey Beach was so lucky.

I saw a few photos of South Jersey Shore Towns that were flooded out.

In addition, there are a few beaches that are now closed until further notice! reported that due to severe erosion, as a safety precaution, Stone Harbor has decided to close its beaches until further notice.

Apparently, there are huge, eight to twelve-foot drops near the entrance of the beach.

I didn't know townships and boroughs could actually close a beach, but in this instance, I think it's a good call until they can get the erosion under control.

In addition, a few beaches in LBI around Beach Haven are closed for similar issues.

Hopefully, they are able to get the erosion under control quickly and safely!

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