- Goldy | The Stranger
- The beautiful beach of Longport, NJ, about a mile south of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall, is where my daughter and I spend a week every summer. Assuming it's still there.
According to the National Weather Service,
Hurricane Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy made landfall about 5 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with sustained winds of 80 mph, and a barometric pressure of 948 mb (which I'm pretty sure is a record low for the region). That places the center of the storm in Margate, about a mile and half north of Longport, where my daughter and I spend a week each summer.
FYI, Longport, located on the southern end of Absecon Island, ends at 11th Street, the missing 10 blocks having washed away in storms decades ago. So it's not like these barrier islands are immutable.