Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Work continues on the water tower and help is on the way for the beach

It took 4 weeks to put up the scaffolding and then cover the water tower in tarps. Now the guys are hard at work doing something in there! It sounds like they are removing the old paint. They've had to stop several times to go tie down the tarps when they come loose - the wind is pretty strong up there sometimes. After the painting is done, they have to dismantle all that scaffolding again! It's really been very interesting and amazing to watch.

This week they started trucking in the sand that we are getting to rebuild the beach out on the Seaview area of the beach. We're supposed to get 550 trucks loads and there has been a steady trail of trucks coming through town.

Here are a few more beach photos from after the stormy winds of Noel last month. First is a photo sent in by Ozzie of the beach on Vincent, looking North.

Next are two photos from Tom Rodgers, of the erosion on the beach at Seaview

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Strathmere in the news

First, two stories from the November 15th issue of the Upper Township Gazette - one story is about beach replenishment and another is about refiling the petition for de-annexation (click images for larger view of stories or check out the Gazette's website)

Then, a story from the 11/15/07 Press of Atlantic City - Erosion prompts emergency action

Monday, November 12, 2007

Beach Photos - Seaview & The Point

I took the first 3 photos below around the end of August 2007, out on the beach at Seaview looking north, and then looking back towards Strathmere from the point. Those cliffs are about 10 feet tall and that used to be all beach and dunes. When high tide comes in, the waves come right up to the grass and bushes on the ocean side of the point. The exposed pilings are about 3ft tall.

The next 3 photos were sent to us by a longtime Strathmere resident, after the waves and wind that came from Hurricane Noel gave the beach even more of a beating. This is also at the end of Seaview, and the dunes have been washed-out right up to the retaining wall that was put in when the new house was built there.

This story ran in The Press of Atlantic City on 11/9/07 - Strathmere coastline pounded by Noel; Upper looks for ways to counter erosion

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Strathmere photos from Ozzie

Here are some photos sent to us by Ozzie.

Recent stormy weather

And more views of the water tower painting-preparations