State lawmakers to address severe beach erosion as another potential storm approaches
The mayor of Bay Head says that he is keeping a close eye on a winter storm expected to impact New Jersey on Thursday.
The storm could send large waves onto the already-battered beachfront. The 20-foot dunes were cut in half by a nor’easter several weeks ago.
State, federal and Department of Environmental Protection leaders met with local municipalities on Friday to try to come up with a plan to fix the severe erosion at the Jersey Shore.
The Army Corps of Engineers did not consider the nor’easter to be a catastrophic event and won’t provide immediate assistance.
“All they said was they were going to look at it. We hammered them on the fact that we don’t have the money, the taxpayers don’t have the money,” says Bay Head Mayor Bill Curtis.
Curtis will meet with Rep. Chris Smith on Thursday to see what short-term action can be taken.