Fallen trees and beach erosion: Looking at Ophelia's impact at the Jersey Shore

A flooding threat returns to low lying areas Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2023, 10:56 AM

Updated 298 days ago

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Following the passage of Ophelia over the weekend which brought 9 ft. waves and winds gusting over 60 miles per hour, attention has now turned to what sort of damage was done at the Jersey Shore.
News 12’s Jim Murdoch headed to Ortley Beach Monday morning to check out the conditions of the beaches while keeping an eye on flooding as Ophelia weakens throughout the day.
Take a look at flooding in Shore towns over the weekend:
Ophelia left behind minor to moderate beach erosion along parts of the Jersey Shore. In Ortley Beach, a particularly vulnerable spot, some of the fencing was knocked down. Waves reached the dunes, dragging sand down the beach. But following an extensive rebuild paid for by Toms River, erosion is much less than what has happened following similar past storms. A flooding threat returns to low lying areas Tuesday.
One family in Manalapan will have to deal with repairing their home after a large tree crashed through their house over the weekend.


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