VIDEO: Barrier Island Beaches Holding Against Nor'Easter Onslaught
Barrier island towns escaped Wednesday afternoon's high tide mostly unscathed, though the threat remains.
A nor'easter currently whipping up the Atlantic Ocean has yet to cause flooding in communities along the barrier island, giving towns still recovering from Hurricane Sandy hope that predications from the National Weather Service of possible moderate to severe flooding are unrealized.
Consistent winds and strong gusts caused large waves to rise in the ocean though despite a few areas of obvious erosion, barrier island communities like Seaside Heights and Ortley Beach were able to make it through Wednesday afternoon's high tide without flooding.
Heavy winds have created sandstorm-like conditions in shore towns as they redistribute some of the sand from barriers erected along the beach throughout the communities.
While flooding hasn't hit the barrier island yet, the threat still looms. The storm is projected to remain in the area through Thursday, bringing rain and possible snow late Wednesday night.