Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sundays in My City

Unknown Mami
The Northeast has been hammered by wind and rain and snow this winter. This past week, while most of the Northeast had been getting snow, we had lots of rain, high winds and astronomically high tides. This does not bode well for the shore line.

In this picture, the water is usually about 5 feet below the parking lot edge at high tide. This day, the water was overflowing into the parking lot and covered the jetty.

You can see some of the beach erosion here. The tide is about 5 feet further up than usual.

Here's another look at the flooded jetty. To the left of the posts is where you can drive out on, to the right of the posts should be rocks that lead down to the beach. Typically a 2-6 foot drop.

This is a town landing that has taken a beating this winter. Yes, that is the asphalt of the parking lot. Where you see water, once was beach.

Here is a side shot of the devastation of the parking area.

You might think this is a puddle due to rain water. Nope, that is saltwater that has flooded a street.

This is not suppose to be a house that you get to by boat. Just sayin'.

This is the beach that we usually go to in the summer. We better bring some tall chairs this year, so we don't get wet at high tide!

That's all from Cape Cod this week! Happy Sunday!


WeaselMomma said...

Wow. That can't be good.

Justine said...

Holy cow. I wonder how much that's going to coast the city to repair?

Justine :o )

Tara R. said...

Oh dear... I can appreciate what torrential weather can do to the shoreline. I think we are finally drying out some from our overabundance of rain.

That parking lot looks treacherous. Wishing for some spring-ish weather to help dry everything out for you.

Melisa Wells said...

Yikes! Beach erosion sucks!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow! Will it improve by summer?