Shore Officials begin cleanup from Nor’easter
We now enter day three of the first major storm of 2017 with the Nor'easter coming in over the weekend and tapering off by Tuesday evening, but the cleanup from what some of the heavy winds caused is just underway at the shore.
Rainfall totals from this storm eclipsed 2 inches in parts of coastal Ocean County, while wind gusts ranged in upwards of 60 mph causing moderate flooding and severe beach erosion in many locations across the entire Jersey Shore, says Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
In Toms River, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Paul Daley confirms that the impact from Monday's heavy wind gusts and rainfall caused severe damage on the beaches.
"50 to 75-percent of the dunes are gone," said Daley. "There's also some minor damage to the stairs that go over the dunes."
The ocean waters started to subside over the course of the overnight hours, he adds, especially in regards to the windy conditions but there remains a substantial amount of beach erosion.