Belmar Workers Create Emergency Dunes Before Nor'easter

Workers were on the beach in Belmar, New Jersey, building emergency sand berms along the shore on Monday, March 13, as a powerful nor’easter approached. The storm was expected to hit the Jersey Shore and New York City region overnight.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Mount Holly issued a blizzard warning for the Jersey Shore on Monday. Ten inches of snow were expected along the coast with up to 20 inches of snow predicted for northern New Jersey. The NWS also warned of coastal flooding.

The NWS in New York also predicted 20 inches of snow for the New York City area and issued blizzard warnings for the area.

Belmar Mayor Mayor Matt Doherty said the berms were to mitigate any possible coastal flooding from the storm. Workers created similar emergency dunes last year before a nor’easter when a storm surge was predicted. Credit: Mayor Matt Doherty via Storyful