Sunday, August 28, 2011

Strathmere is looking good after Irene

We just came from Strathmere. All roads into Strathmere are open. Sea Isle City still has the usual flooding on Landis heading to Strathmere, so you might want to head in through Ocean City. The rest of Landis/Commonwealth was dry except for puddles along the side of the road. There was water in the road on Seacliff/Bayview from the plugged drainage pipe that is suppose to empty the street. A crew was just arriving to dig out the pipe.
It was low tide so there minimal water on Bayview at the time we were there.

Other than some tossed trash cans our house looks fine, no damage, a little water under the house, which is usual during a big storm. During our pass through town we didn't see any major damage to any houses, and no trees down.

Whale Beach looked good too. The dunes are still standing, the ocean did not come over them. The road wasn't flooded - not even the spot at Dolphin Beach which usually floods. I'm sure there's some erosion out on the beaches, I didn't check them.
The Trailer Park looked good. It doesn't look like many people took down their porches, but they were fine. The road in front of the Trailers that usually floods was not flooded when we drove through.


She's a little roughed up, but Strathmere is looking good.  I took my camera with me, but there wasn't really anything to take photos of!

If you are a renter, I would wait until Monday to head to the Shore, give the homeowners time to go check out the properties first.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Been worried about the Strathmere homes.

Anonymous said...

how did the travel trailer park look?

SeaGlass said...

Carol, That's great news ... thank you!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

The trailer park looked fine from the main road. I was kind of surprised that very few people took down their porches, but they all looked intact. There was no flooding in front of the trailer park when we drove through either.

Anonymous said...

great! thanks

Stan R said...

Thanks so much, following things from here in Atlanta for mom (Gen Rane) whose house is in WB just south of trailers, she spent storm in Glassboro - how does WB look? Thx again y'all

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Whale Beach looked good too. The dunes are still standing, the ocean did not come over them. The road wasn't flooded - not even the spot at Dolphin Beach which usually floods. I'm sure there's some erosion out on the beaches, I didn't check them.

SeaGlass said...

Thanks again, Carol. I'm going to Dolphin Beach, and I was concerned about the dunes there. Now my only concern is getting out of NYS in the morning. I'm driving down from Albany, and the entire NYS Thruway south from exit 24 to Nyack is closed right now due to flooding. I hope to feel the sand between my toes soon - - and I am craving she-crab soup! : )