Splish splash
Thursday December 28th 2023, 9:25 pm
Filed under: History,Life

New Jersey had Chris Christie’s famous, “Get. the hell. off the BEACH!” during Hurricane Sandy. (Also the famous drone photo of him enjoying lounging on said beach with the crowds all gone, drink in hand.)

Combine a King Tide (the highest of the year, according to the state) with a big storm coming at us over the water and that was basically the message officials tried to get out there today: do not come running to sightsee the effects. Especially do not bring your kids to play in the ocean. Do not come near it. The waves are going to come in twenty to as much as forty feet high and you do not want to be pulled in and you will be pulled in. Stay far away from the shore.

I guess these good folks didn’t think this was too near. 

Yeah, don’t do that.

It does look like those kids had a ball while they were rolling like one.

Yeah no, don’t do that.

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They all should be grateful there was a railing there, too!

Comment by Anne 12.28.23 @ 11:52 pm

Oh boy. In 1991 my parents still owned their B&B in Yarmouth Port, MA, on Cape Cod. When Hurricane Bob hit, they had a couple staying at the inn from somewhere in the Midwest (I forget where). They were determined they wanted to stand by the waterfront and watch the waves. My dad’s response was to ask for the phone numbers of their next of kin, so he could call them when this couple were washed out to sea. People. Sigh.

Comment by Pegi F 12.29.23 @ 4:48 am

Wow, are they lucky! I can’t believe all the people who were still standing in that area after that happened. Time to go!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.29.23 @ 8:04 am

Thank goodness the thick bed of ice plant was there to cushion their landing. Yikes!

Comment by DebbieR 12.29.23 @ 10:17 am

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