Hurricane Joaquin might have gone out to sea, but the Jersey shore did sustain some damage from the weekend’s storms.
The waves crashed against the dunes in many shore communities.
“it’s not as bad as I anticipated honestly, it looks better than I thought,” said Pete Dyt who came to Avalon to survey the damage. “There’s substantial amount of loss but I thought it was going to be worse actually.”
The waves were crashing over the base of the Ocean Drive bridge into Avalon and the span was closed for a while to clean up debris.
In Sea Isle City, high winds peeled siding off some buildings, and there was beach erosion in Ocean City but nothing resembling the damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Rick Hines from upstate New York spends two months at the shore each year. He says it was very messy over the weekend.
“At the high tide it flooded and it would last at least half of that tide cycle, at least 3 to four hours, the roads would be flooded, then low tide it would be almost back to normal the next high tide it would do the same thing,” he said.