Our Coast In Under Attack

A Breach in the Dunes

A Breach in the Dunes

Our coast was under attack! Once again we suffered another major storm. This is the third huge storm this winter that has pummeled our coastline. The newscasters said that between the three storms in the town I live in we have lost 25 feet of beach. It was carved away by the force of the waves. Our town is protected by a spit of land called “Town Neck Beach” that is in front of a large salt marsh. On the opposite side of the salt marsh is our town center. With these three storms the water has breached three new openings through the dunes. The water is now flowing through the dunes and flooding the marsh. As a result during this storm some of the houses close to a mile in from the ocean were flooded because the level of the water in the salt marsh rose so high. Attempts are going to be made fill the breaches with sand. We’ll see if they hold. But I think you can only stave off Mother Nature for so long!

Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

A Raging Atlantic

A Raging Atlantic

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The ocean has carved away 25′ of shoreline in the past three storms and ripped out beach stairs with it!

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Flooded Salt Marsh & Boardwalk

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Flooded Town Center

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Flooded Salt Marsh

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A Breach in the Dunes

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