Below is a pic courtesy of the US Coast Guard where the Atlantic Ocean pushed through the NJ barrier island at Mantoloking joining the Barnegat Bay.
Be Prepared for More
Another storm of Noreaster proportions is scheduled to hit NJ wednesday delivering arctic temperatures and several inches of rain / freezing rain & snow. This will add to the devastation received by Sandy last week. So prepare for the worst; fill bath tubs with water, stock pile wood and propane for heat, batteries and food. There is a good chance that power lines will come down adding to the already widespread power outages. If you don’t need your supplies, watch for those in need and help out where you can.
Freezing conditions compound drainage challenged areas as soils are saturated and cannot handle more water or ice sheets which prevent new water from being absorbed into ground and flood basements at accelerated rates. Keep an eye on the storm as conditions can change very quickly.