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Long-forgotten Seawall Protected New Jersey Homes From Hurricane Sandy's Powerful Storm Surges


July 17, 2013

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Two beachfront communities in New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but one fared much better than the other thanks to a long-forgotten seawall buried beneath the sand. Virginia Tech coastal engineers and geoscientists say the finding illustrates the need for multi-levels of beach protection in oceanfront communities.Full Story

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