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Watch: Emergency Sand Deliveries Ongoing in Normandy Beach

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Construction crews were busy shoring up makeshift dunes in Normandy Beach during the day Tuesday, as a coastal storm sent strong waves onshore, whittling away at the berms built up in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The dune work was being done in Toms River’s portion of Normandy Beach. In the Brick portion of the neighborhood, a steel sea wall was keeping the ocean from breaching the island.

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Badly battered Ortley Beach, which already had a makeshift berm constructed after the Jan. 23 nor’easter, seemed to be holding up to the tides with no signs of breaching.