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Long-forgotten Seawall Protected New Jersey Homes From Hurricane Sandy's Powerful Storm Surges
July 17, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Two beachfront communities in New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but one fared much better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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