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post #57 of Old 10-29-2012
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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

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

Shelter Harbor Marina on LBI is in a bad way. Just received and email that all the boats in their parking lot have either floated off or been swamped by waves -- waves in the parking lot.

The floating docks are trashed and have floated off the pilings and the seawall to the bay is overtopped. I'm getting this third hand via email. Reportedly the marina crew are weathering the storm in the office.

On other 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.

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