Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29, packing winds of 80 mph and unleashing a destructive storm surge into communities along the shore.…Read More »
New images from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) show how points along the state's coastline looked before and after the deadly storm. Pre-storm photos in this gallery were taken on May 21, 2009, and post-storm photos were snapped between November 4 and 6, 2012. A yellow arrow in each image points to the same feature to serve as a reference point. (Above is an after image of the Seaside Heights Pier.) Less «
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This photo shows how Sandy's waves ate away at rock shore protection structures. Large scarps are visible in the low cliff along this beach in Deal, N.J.
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Waves swept across the barrier island at Mantoloking, N.J., eroding the beach, wrecking houses and roads, and pushing sand into the back-bay. Construction…Read More »
crews with heavy machinery can be seen in the post-Sandy image clearing sand from roads and pushing sand seaward to build a wider beach and protective berm. Less «
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After being rocked by Sandy's surge, this part of Mantoloking was also ravaged by fire. The burned houses are visible in the center of the bottom photograph.…Read More »
Some of the sediment washed in by the storm was placed in large piles in the parking lot behind the building marked by the arrow on the right. Less «
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Seaside Heights Pier, N.J.
Sandy's powerful waves and surge destroyed the edge of the Seaside Heights Pier, tossing its iconic roller coaster into the ocean. Sediment deposited on…Read More »
the island is visible in the background and indicates that overwash also occurred here. Less «
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Seaside Heights, N.J.
The storm also flattened dunes and deposited sand on roads in Seaside Heights. The red arrow points to a building that was swept off of its foundation…Read More »
and moved about a block away from its original location. Less «
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Long Branch, N.J.
Storm waves and currents removed sand from the beach in Long Branch, N.J., exposing erosion control structures, including rock walls, concrete walls, and…Read More »
groins that protrude perpendicular to the beach. Less «