Nor'easter leaves South Jersey residents under water -

Nor'easter leaves South Jersey residents under water

Posted: Updated:

A slow moving nor'easter continues to bring rain and heavy winds to our area.

In Cape May County residents and tourists who say this wet and cold start to October’s fall season is less than desirable.

Residents and tourists in Cape May say the nor'easter that has come over South Jersey is starting to get serious along the shore.

Bob Mellon is vacationing in Cape May and said, "It’s kind of eerie. It's just misty and the storm is coming out - it's kind of strange. Just yesterday we were out over there on the beach and it was really nice and today is just coming all out overtop."

Thursday marks the second day of what could end up being a five-day nor'easter. In Cape May, tourists, surfers, and residents all say ocean waves have gotten significantly stronger and larger since this morning. Brian Labree, another Cape May tourist, told NBC40, "This is bad. I mean, for a nor'easter, this is kicking some butt on the beach. It's taking a lot of the beach out to sea."

The rough surf in Cape May is what emergency management officials say they are most concerned about and although most beaches have been restored since Hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter like this one has the ability to erode the coastline in South Jersey.

Director of Emergency Management for Cape May County, Mayor Marty Pagliughi, explained, "The towns that did not have beach replenishment projects after the storm, their public works crews are keeping an eye on the street ends and any possible breakthroughs through the dune system."

In Wildwood, two to three feet of water submerged several streets and business parking lots on Rio Grande Avenue, causing slow traffic in the area.

Emergency management officials also report several hundred Cape May County homes with power outages.

Adam Wilson, a server at the Ugly Mug, said, "Hopefully it doesn't ruin the whole weekend for all of those restaurants and businesses down here, so we'll have to see."

Cape May County officials urge all of their residents to use their new emergency management website, which can be found here, for the most up to date information about the storm and how it is affecting the area.

Most Popular

  • Connect

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMGM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.