A History of NJ/NY Battered Beaches

A 100-year pictorial history of NJ and
NY’s storm-battered coastline and cities
"The great gale that blew in with Washington's birthday will not soon be forgotten. It was the biggest
New York ever knew.” The first blizzard of glass and masonry in city history. New York Evening
World, Feb. 23, 1912
Christmas Day Storm, 1913
New Year’s Day Storm 1914 – Sea Bright
1917 Cape May
Rockaway Beach 1927
1938 Long Island Hurricane
1944 Hurricane – Ocean City, NJ
Great Appalachian Storm 1950
Hurricane Hazel 1954
Hurricane Carol – 1954 NYC
August 1955 – Hurricanes Connie and Diane
cause record flooding in NY
Hurricane Donna – 1960 NYC
Sea Isle City – 1962 Nor’easter
(Note the overwash fans)
1978 Nor’easter – Monmouth Beach NJ
Hurricane Gloria 1985 – Seaside Heights, NJ
1992 Nor’easter – Brooklyn
1992 Nor’easter – FDR Drive, NYC
Hurricane Irene – 2011 NYC
Sandy 2012 – Bay Head, NJ

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