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Contact: John Pastor
Virginia Tech

Forgotten Seawall Aids Beachfront Town

Caption: A forgotten, 1,260-meter seawall buried beneath the beach helped Bay Head weather Sandy's record storm surges and large waves over multiple high tides, according to a team of engineers and geoscientists led by Jennifer L. Irish, an authority on storm surge, tsunami inundation, and erosion at Virginia Tech.

Credit: Jennifer Irish/Virginia Tech

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