Janet Rich Klecz - pressofAtlanticCity.com: March '62 Storm - 50 Years Later

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March '62 Storm: Lessons Learned?

Janet Rich Klecz

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Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 1:21 pm | Updated: 1:24 pm, Fri Mar 2, 2012.

I was 10. I recall in Cape May Point, huge old houses that were actually on the beach. 4 of them. All gone. The one that did survive was moved inland 200 ft or so after that storm, it is the rectory for the nun's summer retreat.

I saw tide swirling all around and under the convent building. I walked along Beach Drive in Cape May the day after, there was no road surface at all, and the man holes were way above my head.

My family and I saw Convention Hall gutted with the tattered curtains from the stage blowing in the wind. EVERYTHING on Beach Drive was destroyed, tsunami damage.

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