Cape May, Monmouth counties see damage from high wind Monday

High wind related damage was seen up and down the coast Monday in Monmouth County, with wind gusts topping 40 mph in parts of the county.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2020, 9:36 AM

Updated 1,470 days ago

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High wind related damage was seen up and down the coast Monday in Monmouth County, with wind gusts topping 40 mph in parts of the county.
For the second time in less than a week, the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management had to prepare for potentially dangerous and damaging weather. 
In Egg Harbor Township, a gas station pumping area was crushed by its overhang, but luckily, nobody was standing there at the time. There were no injuries to report.
Cape May County was hit especially hard. Boards were ripped up due to high winds on Wildwood’s iconic boardwalk. The damage is along Andrews Avenue, where repairs were already taking place.
Damage was also seen to Cape May’s historic Congress Hall after portions of the roof were destroyed. A column was detached from the high winds as well. Trees were brought down throughout Cape May County.


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