Home Island Life Video: Emergency Sand Deliveries In Ortley Beach As Waves Threaten Buildings, Breaches

Video: Emergency Sand Deliveries In Ortley Beach As Waves Threaten Buildings, Breaches

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Crews were delivering a seemingly unending number of dump-truck loads of sand to Toms River’s Ortley Beach section Friday afternoon as waves spurred by a nor’easter began to undermine oceanfront buildings and threaten dune breaches.

Dump trucks lined up on Sixth Avenue and surrounding streets, making their deliveries one-by-one. It appeared the crews were from the Earle Asphalt company.

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Waves battered the condominium building north of the former Surf Club and appeared to be undermining its foundation. There were no true breaches of the makeshift dune as of 12:45 p.m., but there were frequent overwashes as the temporary sand berm thinned.

The tide, luckily, was on its way out.

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  • Chuck Cumella

    THE DAMN HOLDOUTS MUST SIGN THE EASEMENTS!! NOW This small group of selfish bastards MUST be forced to sign OR if we can get our governor back to NJ and have him grow some balls and enforce eminent domain…… WE NEED THE DUNE SYSTEM

  • Lori Noel Lewkowitz

    My demoed condo is between this building and the Surf Club at 1920 Ocean Avenue. Of the five voting unit owners I’m the only one that voted “NO” to rebuilding more easterly. They’re going back to CAFRA and the DEP a third time now to plead their case. Hopefully my next door neighbor’s trailer on the land doesn’t end up in my neighbor across the street’s garage.

  • Bonnie

    In lavallette we have a wonderful huge new police station 10x the needed size but we have zero dune reinforcement for this storm. Cheap is foolish mr MAYOR