Hurricane Jose might be a few hundred miles off the Jersey Shore but the storm has been impacting the coastline since Monday night.
Minor roadway flooding has been reported in the coastal towns, but the main story has been beach erosion, dangerous surf, and damage to a fishing pier in Belmar’s Monmouth County.
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said some supporting pilings at the end of the pier suffered damage.
Nearby in Sea Girt, first responders were called to a beach on a report of a missing person, who was found on a jetty. No injuries were reported.
In South Seaside Park, naturalist Dominick Solazzo reported dangerous surf and beach erosion but said the community’s dunes were holding up well.
Further south in Stone Harbor, local resident Zeke Orzech shot video of dramatic beach erosion on Nun’s Beach.
The National Weather Service expects widespread roadway flooding through Wednesday, with the Tuesday early evening high tide expected to be the most impactful with moderate flooding levels.
Clouds will be slow to clear on Wednesday but the National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies and high temperatures around 80 degrees on Thursday.