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post #203 of Old 10-29-2012
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Some quick updates I'm hearing from around the Bay.

There is severe damage to homes and marinas on Long Beach Island.

On parts of the island the dunes have been overtopped and the ocean has reportedly met the bay.

Hope anyone who decided to ride it out on the island makes it through the night OK.

The USGS weather station at Barnegat Light reported wind gusts in excess of 80 miles an hour.

The tidal surge up Cedar Creek is up to 7 feet acording to USGS Tide Station.

It should be about the same surge for those who've gone up Forked River.

Update on Shelter Harbor 10/31 3PM:
The news is getting better for Shelter Harbor. Boats in the 12th street lot are OK. Boats in the lot behind the condos took the hit. One boat that was earlier reported missing has been found. The boat on C dock that was reported sinking is OK now (no other details). There's damage to the floating docks but they didn't float over the pilings as originally reported.

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