January 2024 Storms    Page 1

The beach experienced two significant storm tide events in January.  The first storm brought extremely high winds and tides along with the rain.  The second storm brought the highest recorded tide in history and many owners are paying a price for that.  Most of those old enough to remember hinted that even the first storm was almost as bad as the blizzards of '78 and '79.  Those earlier storms predated cell phone cameras however, so we don't have as much for comparison sakes.  As a reminder, we will start out here with a few of those photos!

The Blizzards of 1978 and 1979                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of Dave MacDonald

The Blizzards of 1978 and 1979                                                                                                                      Photo Courtesy of Dave MacDonald

This week's storms were perhaps not as powerful as they were 45 years ago, but they certainly gave us a wake up call!

On the first storm, Police blocked off Ocean Avenue to all but local residents

How high did the water come?  Well, this high at least!                                                                     Photo courtesy of Rodney Laughton

Bayview Ave littered with edging blocks from the seawall

Ocean Avenue probably needed a little washing!                                                                 Photo Courtesy of Tim O'Brian

The clubhouse had an unwanted guest

From a different angle

Looking Down Bayview

Pieces lying everywhere

This porch used to be attached to the front of the little green house, but no more

There's a crack in the street perhaps!

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