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ATLANTIC CITY — Tuesday morning's high tide brought high water to South Jersey and the Jersey Shore
Mayor Don Guardian said northeast winds in the morning and a heavy rain brought 8-10 inches of high water to New Hampshire Avenue, Melrose Avenue, West End Avenue and the Bungalow Park and Ducktown sections.
The Fire Department tweeted they were were performing some water rescues on Tuesday morning but did not specify their nature or how many. A phone call to the department was not returned Tuesday afternoon.
Guardian said a shift in the wind to the northwest around noon would push the high water back out to sea.
Guardian said DPW crews would also be clearing drains.
Police in neighboring Egg Harbor Township closed the Black Horse Pike at Route 130.
There was also some flooding on the Garden State Parkway just outside Atlantic City.
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said he was less concerned with Tuesday morning’s high tide than Tuesday night’s.
“This evening’s tide is dicey depending on the wind,” Doherty told New Jersey 101.5 on Tuesday morning. “You’ve got serious, serious wind so if it keeps the water in here we’re going to have a serious problem.”
In Ortley Beach, the storm washed away about 10 percent of the man-made dune that officials pushed up against the boardwalk.
Officials say a winter storm has damaged part of the sea wall at the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach.
Pounding surf at the point where the inlet becomes the Manasquan River bashed a 10-foot hole in the sea wall on Tuesday, destroying a park near a monument to fishermen who lost their lives at sea.
The area near the U.S. Coast Guard station in Point Pleasant Beach was badly eroded by the surging water, and sand is covering the roadway near the breach, but the road remains passable.
The damage occurred at a bend where the inlet ends and the Manasquan River begins, and was the scene of significant damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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