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South Jersey Shore Towns Avoid Major Disaster From Nor’easter

Tidal flooding in Sea Isle City (Credit: David Madden)

Tidal flooding in Sea Isle City (Credit: David Madden)

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By David Madden

ATLANTIC COUNTY, Nj. (CBS) – Officials down the shore feared the nor’easter that went through Wednesday would only make recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy worse.

In Atlantic and Cape May Counties, though, flooding was typical.

Crews worked frantically to replace most of the sand dunes that Sandy had washed away a week and a half ago.

That, along with a shift of the storm a little to the east, left most shore towns with the flooding they’d get from a normal storm this time of year.

Tony Piperno of Warrington, Pa. spent the night in his vacation home in Sea Isle City, New Jersey just in case.

“It wasn’t as bad as I expected,” he said. “I didn’t even hear much wind. Our street was flooded.”

Jay Mizrahi, a lifelong resident of Margate, New Jersey, didn’t think much about this week’s storm. He’s still dealing with last week’s.

“This island, relatively speaking considering the rest of this coast, is in great shape and the city did a great job of getting us back in and getting things back together,” he said.

Billie Staller surveyed things from the Ventnor Boardwalk Thursday morning.

“It looks like it fared fairly well,” she said. “We saw sleet and snow, but I don’t think there were any surges. We’re right on the water. We see some water accumulating but I think we did really well. We’re so lucky down here.”

Given the fact the Hurricane cleanup is far from finished, things could have been much worse.

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