Saturday, November 3, 2012

Next week's projected Nor'easter causing major coastal flooding concerns

It's the absolute last thing we want to hear, but projections for next week's Nor'easter - expected to hit the already-battered Jersey coast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning - bring with them serious coastal flooding concerns.

"Had Hurricane Sandy not occurred earlier this week, we would be talking about a typical nor'easter with minor coastal flooding and a minor rise in water," reported AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards.

"But, because of the destruction and erosion to the New Jersey coast that occurred, Expert Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno is concerned this could be a moderate to severe coastal flooding events."

Read the entire report HERE.

The danger is most severe, of course, for communities from Atlantic City on northward, which saw their protective dunes wiped out by Sandy; particularly, the most-devastated areas, such as Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Mantoloking.

The Wildwoods suffered varying degrees of beach erosion this week, but figure to be in relatively decent shape to combat the next storm.

Lets all just hope for the very best as this nor'easter approaches.

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