Contact: John Pastor
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
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Long-forgotten seawall protected New Jersey homes from Hurricane Sandy's powerful storm surges