Mantoloking, New Jersey. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU
Captions By Andy Coburn, Associate Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines / Western Carolina University,
“Based on a cursory examination, the hardest hit area (in terms of property damage from storm surge) is the New Jersey shoreline between Seaside Park and Mantoloking.
Other areas, including the southern-facing beaches of western New York, also sustained significant property damage. Although the damage is unprecedented for this area, it is consistent with what we would expect from a Category 1 Hurricane creating a 10-12 foot storm surge (we’ll know more details about this in the coming weeks).
There are a number of things we hope to do with these images including ascertain if beach nourishment/dune reconstruction projects had any influence on the degree and extent of property damage.”
Questions, comments, problems, requests and permission to reproduce images should be directed to Andrew S. Coburn