Rehoboth Beach Battles Storm for Second Day
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- All across Southern Delaware beaches were impacted by the Nor'easter that swept through the state Sunday into Monday night, and Rehoboth Beach felt the wrath.
Rehoboth Beach felt the impact of high winds and rain on Monday as the storm rolled through the area.
Earlier today during high-tide waves were crashing about 10-20 feet away from the sand dunes in Rehoboth Beach. As the night rolls on, the rides are expected to pull off shore and ease up.
Rehoboth Beach recently finished up a 7.21 million dollar beach replenishment project to restore sand to the shore. Over the past two to three days the storm kind of threw a wrench in those restorations. But the city of Rehoboth says there's no reason to panic.
Kevin Williams , the director of public works said, "I think it's one of those things that you'll see through the cycling of the sand in and out especially during this time of year it'll go out with this storm and over time it'll start to fill back in."
Randy Deitz a local resident of Rehoboth Beach wanted to see the effects himself, so he came down to the boardwalk.
"I was just curious because with the Nor'easter coming in that I was curious to see how the beach was doing," Deitz said.
He even said there use to be more beach before the storm.
"We're missing about 200, 200 feet of beach that had been there a week or two, two weeks ago."
The town says that the recently completed beach nourishment project shouldn't be a concern and that over time the erosion on the beach will fix itself. Waves came crashing onto shore over the past two days and the director of operations at the Greene Turtle said that it was simply amazing.
"I mean you come down to the ocean to look at the ocean right? and you know like I said there's no better place to look at it and if you're going to look at it and it's gonna be rough, you mine as well sit up here have a drink or two and a good meal and sit and look at the ocean," said Mike Vananzi, the director of operations at the Greene Turtle.
He even said he hates to see the towns hard work go to waste.
"You know you just hate to see these big storms come right after all that hard work that was done, so hopefully it does come back and it doesn't affect it at all."
But again, the town said there's no reason to worry.
"So I don't think there's any long term impacts as a result of the storm," said Williams.
Randy says storms draw people to the beach no matter the impact.
"People want to come to the beach, whether there's 200 feet of beach or 20 feet of beach people wanna come to the beach."
The city is expecting to see the effects of the storm diminish over the next few weeks as wind and mother nature should replace the sand and restore it back to normal.