Posted October 17, 2019
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- Several Jersey shore towns are trying to figure out how they'll replenish their beaches after a storm moved up the coast last week, causing tidal flooding and beach erosion.
Trish Hartman reports from the shore on beach erosion during Action News at 4 on October 14, 2019.
From 3rd to 15th Avenue, North Wildwood beaches were left with massive drop offs, and several beach access points were closed.
"Last Monday the beach was fine," said Mike Ginipro from West Deptford, N.J. "No beach erosion at all everything was fine. This week you can't get down to the beach hardly."
"We had very large waves. Very high tides last week. Did a lot of damage. We've lost anywhere between 3/4 of a million to a million cubic yards of sand over the past couple weeks," said North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello.
The mayor hopes the state department of environmental protection will come through with financial help, as it has before, to help the city replenish the beach in the spring... again.