Heavy Rain Causes Flooding At Jersey Shore

OCEAN CITY, NJ (CBS) — Heavy rain and wind pounded the Jersey shore Friday night into Saturday morning.

By the time the system rolled through many streets were flooded and any cars left on those streets were filled with water.

People like Victoria Byrne and Ricky Connelly kayaked down Haven Avenue for fun Saturday afternoon.

“You could hear the wind and all the rain,” Byrne said about the early hours of Saturday morning. “Then we woke up at about five and we looked out the streets were flooded.”

They were among many who just spend summer at the shore or were just visiting and trying to make the best of a washed out weekend.

 

However, full time residents peered from their porches with a combination of amusement and mild disgust.

“It’s really gross,” said Chris Zellers. “I mean it’s all coming up from the sewer system.”

Other neighbors criticized the city for long promising to improve drainage in the area.

CBS 3 saw signs of the ongoing construction effort half submerged in the street along with everything else.

Ocean City is slated to spend tens of millions during the next five years on drainage projects.

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