Assessing Hurricane Sandy's Damage

Assessing Hurricane Sandy's Damage

U.S. Geological Survey

Seaside Height Pier, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 2012, looking west along the New Jersey shore. Storm waves and surge from Hurricane Sandy eroded the beach and destroyed the seaward edge of the pier and deposited the roller coaster superstructure in the ocean. Sediment was deposited on the island, indicating that overwash occurred here.