Major flooding occurred today during high tide. The flooding was so severe that police had to shut down Long Beach Boulevard from 21st Street through 31st Street in Ship Bottom.
N. 16th Street & Barnegat Ave.
Dec. 27, 2012
Barnegat Avenue at N. 15th Street
10:20am on 12/27/12
Looking South from N. 9th Street
10:20am on 12/27/2012
200 block of N. 9th Street
10:20am on 12/27
Central Ave. at N. 3rd Street
Looking South from Surf City
10:30am on 12/27/12
S. 1st Street & Long Beach Blvd.
Looking South from Surf City
10:35am on 12/27/12
W. 9th Street at Central Ave.
in Ship Bottom
10:40am on 12/27/12
- E. 21st Street & Long Beach Blvd.
10:45am on 12/27/12
Around 12:45pm Surf City Firefighters responded to a structure fire at Tucker Lumber Company, 200 N. Long Beach Boulevard. Upon arrival a moderate smoke condition was found inside the building and a 2nd alarm was struck, bringing all Long Beach Island fire companies as well as additional companies from the Mainland.
In the midst of a winter storm, at approximately 5pm today Surf City Firefighters responded to a working structure fire with possible victims entrapped on South 1st Street in Surf City. Upon arrival firefighters found a 3 story wood framed residential dwelling with heavy fire and smoke showing. Within the next hour at least 8 additional mutual aid fire companies had been requested as well as 2 mutual aid EMS squads. The fire was declared under control around 7:30pm.
Today’s winter storm brought lots of heavy rain and powerful wind gusts. This weather system resulted in the National Weather Service declaring both a “High Wind Warning” and “Coastal Flood Advisory”.
Lots of power lines down all over Surf City with many electrical poles on fire. Scanner reports indicate that downed wires have forced parts of Long Beach Blvd. to be closed to all vehicle traffic.
Below is a photo of the oceanfront home destroyed in the fire described above.
Today’s feature is about Barnegat Light and the Barnegat Lighthouse.
But first I thought it prudent to share an often over-looked sign located just inside of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park:
The portions of Long Beach Island that had a strong dune system (Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Barnegat Light, etc.) suffered considerably less damage from Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy compared to areas with only a minimal dune system (Brant Beach, North Beach, Holgate, etc.).
While an iconic symbol of the Jersey Shore, this is NOT the first “Barnegat Lighthouse”. In fact, the first “Barnegat Lighthouse” collapsed into the inlet some time in 1857. The current lighthouse wasn’t lit until January 1, 1859.
A chilly winter day on LBI and not much action for surfer’s either.
Today’s feature: Beach Haven’s Holyoke Avenue Jetty, one of NJ’s most famous surfing spots.
Following up on my Nov. 19th post which listed many LBI businesses open back then; I would like to add that I have personally verified that the following are also open:
In Surf City:
- Surf Barber Shop
- Tuckerton Lumber
- Surf City Pharmacy
- Panzone’s Pizza
- Surf City Pizza
- Surf City Hotel
- How You Brewin’
- Surf City Laundromat
- Ocean County Library
In Ship Bottom:
- CVS (both locations)
- Beach Haven Auto Parts
- The Gateway
- Oskar Huber Furniture
- Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel
- Wave Gas Station
- Captain John’s Mr. Breakfast
- Ron Jon Surf Shop
In Beach Haven:
- The Engleside Inn
- Bagel Shack
- Morrison’s Marina & Ship Store
In Long Beach Township:
- California Grill & Pizza
In Harvey Cedars:
- Plantation Restaurant & Bar
**This is not intended to be a complete and comprehensive list; I am only listing places I have been able to verify in person.
Another beautiful sunset this evening.
Looking south-west from Surf City towards the Causeway.