Originally Posted by jaschrumpf
It's interesting that the breach occurred right at where the bridge from the mainland comes over. I wonder if that's a coincidence, or if the pilings from the bridge somehow created a weak point in the barrier island?
Other than the overwash, the beach looks like it took the storm pretty well. I've seen places in the Outer Banks, for example, where a storm like this might move the beach right up to the houses' front porches. It also doesn't look like the Jersey beach houses are on "stilts" like the OBX houses are. That might have helped here, but I guess it's not the custom up north because of the relative lack of severe tropical storms.
Um, several communities were buried in several feet of sand, and they are still digging out now as we speak...
Stilts would be a no brainier for certain beach communities for sure, I wonder whether new building codes might require hem for new construction, sounds like a great idea...