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Nor’Easter Washes More Sand Away from Brick’s Sea Wall

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Brick's steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor'easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick’s steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor’easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

It was supposed to be buried under 22 feet of vegetated dunes, but the sea wall that spans the length of Brick and Mantoloking is more exposed than ever before.

Brick's steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor'easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick’s steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor’easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

What was an approximately six foot drop last week in the township’s Normandy Beach section has morphed into a massive drop that is nearly 20 feet tall in some areas.

Brick's steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor'easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick’s steel sea wall revetment following the Jan. 2016 nor’easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

While more of the wall was left exposed in the storm, it was successful in preventing the powerful ocean waves from breaching the island. More information on the state’s plan for how to proceed following the storm is expected to become available Monday when state officials, including Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, survey damage up and down the coast. A visit to Ortley Beach is expected to occur at 12 noon.

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