7 Ocean Breaches in Mantoloking, Debris on Route 35

Determination on access to come soon

The ocean breached the dunes in seven places – from Lyman Avenue to Downer Avenue – during Wednesday's coastal storm, the Mantoloking Office of Emergency Management has confirmed.

"Ocean water pushed through and brought significant amounts of water and debris onto Route 35," the borough's OEM office reported in a post to its Facebook page.

After the ocean breached, the wind shifted to the southwest, causing "significant" bayside flooding, the office said.

Flooding reached the top step of the borough hall building on Downer Avenue and was measured at 2.9 feet above normal at Old Bridge Street.

"We need to see what happens during the next two tidal cycles to see about access [Friday]," the post said.

A determination on access for borough residents will most likely be made Friday morning.

David Daur December 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Unfortunately Kim, most people I've heard talking are doing just that, they're using this event as a reason and excuse to build bigger, whether it may be additions, second floors or dormers. People just don't learn and greed in every materialistic way possible is becoming the norm.
Michelle Blamble December 30, 2012 at 05:09 PM
David Morris - you are a jerk! Without all those summer people would you even have a job? And lots of people have saved all their lives for the dream of owning a beach house - you would throw them under the bus for your own convenience. Sorry the economics don't work on your home but razing mine won't fix that. Maybe you should be mad at FEMA and Toms River instead - they are the ones instituting the stupid rules.
Bill Cooper December 30, 2012 at 05:30 PM
David, you are a liar. Peddle your fairy tales elsewhere.
Diane Delaney DiNardo December 30, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Wow...... This made for some amazing reading!!!! So much to be considered! I am born and raised in PPB and now live in Warren NJ. We have a home in Mantoloking shores that we pay dearly for. Taxes are outrageous!!!! All of our friends and neighbors have suffered tremendous losses as have my close friends on Mainland, Bay Head Brick Toms River etc!!! This is a time to come together for a solution...... Not spew out nasty ignorant comments!!!!!
bayboat December 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Nature also wants to rain in your living room! Tear your roof off and stop defying nature! Stop shoveling the snow in defiance of nature...nature put it there, that's where nature WANTS it! Stop heating your home! Nature WANTS it to be cold! Stoooopid
bayboat December 30, 2012 at 05:58 PM
You "return to nature" morons are doubly moronic today. Why don't you let YOUR property "return to nature" first? Oh yeah "do as I say, NOT as I do"
bayboat December 30, 2012 at 06:00 PM
@Ed If you do park on a lot to eat a sub. Youll be doing it on someones lot. Mind if I come over and eat a sub on your front porch, or are your property rights special?
bayboat December 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
@Dan There are aways the haters that want to build themselves up by tearing others down
Phillip December 30, 2012 at 07:59 PM
This area has changed. That is how all these towns folks operate now. Spew nasty ignorant comments. They will blame the "bennies" but most know that is a bunch of bull. Everyone is well aware that it is those born and raised down the shore who are jealous that someone might have one more thing than them.
Kim December 31, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Phillip. I as born and raised here and I am by no means jealous of anybody!!! If you can afford to build a huge house as a primary or secondary home more power to you. If your house was destroyed by the storm all some of us are saying is think twice about re building. My moms house was severly damaged. She is going to raise it and fix it to the way it was. As far as Bill Cooper goes He is a very mean and nasty person who doesn't think others are entilitled to an opinion so he spews nastyness. I hope everyone has a Happy Safe and Healthy New Year.
Bill Cooper December 31, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Oh, you are entitled to your opinion, Kim, even if it is a grossly ignorant, embarrassing opinion that makes you look both short-sighted and foolish. But you're ABSOLUTELY entitled to it. In fact, I hope you keep expressing your opinions, and encourage you to do so. Happy New Year!
Tine December 31, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Is this a high school website? Seriously!....We need to come together as a community, not act like children. It is the Insurance Companies and Government against the community....do we really need to make it the community against the community! Not all of us were hit as hard as others and not all of us are as fortunate as others. This is not a new concept! We all pay through the nose for what we have and it is relative to each other. In Shore Acres, (Brick at the end of Drum Point Road)....the community has come together and supports each other...whether it is a Bay front home or a lagoon front or a non waterfront! Everyone as a community hurts! No one cares what each others paycheck is or how the house was achieved (inherited, purchased...etc!). Be there for each other...this is not the time to fight over the right to step on a beach in someones backyard...which by the way, is gone! (and by the way, I am not beachfront!) Had this been a tornado, we as a community would have helped even though stepping foot in the backyard of any ones house is illegal! There is a time for fighting for the rights of beach access and NOW is not that time! GROW UP! Respect each other...especially in the wake of Sandy Hook!
Kim December 31, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Dear Bill Cooper, Thank you for proving my point,
blindbert December 31, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Yes an Inlet would help clean the bay. But the high tide increase of +/-four feet twice a day would cause for much flooding not only in Manto but the entire upper bay. Compare the tide chart predicted elevations for the Ocean and Mantoloking bay front The tide changes +/- four feet in the ocean in the bay it just changes a few inches. A new inlet would cause for a lot more frequent flooding of non silver spooners living on the west side of the bay.
blindbert January 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM
The breaches did not develop to full size inlets. Those breaches were a lot smaller then a full size inlets. Being of smaller size only a smaller quantity of water can flow in and out. If the Breaches were left to nature most likely they would become much larger and have a lot more tidal flow in them.
FDR January 01, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Sandy brought out a great deal of good in people? I would have to say more like a "SHOW" The real people were those who came of state to help jersey folks.
FDR January 01, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I don't know what Kim thinks...But I say that is a great idea. Those who has kids in school should pay and those who don't should not have to.
FDR January 01, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Do you know how many people come visit me throughout the year? It is a lot. Both summer and winter. Guess what? We go out to eat in all the local restaurants. Both I and them shop at all the local stores. There is a lot of people that live here that is pouring plenty of money into the economy. We should get some credit from the businesses. Maybe the BW should give a few free beach badges at least those full-time residents. I am thinking they would not abuse it by going every day. Personally I think it would bring more business to them. They would eat, go to the bar and spend money on the games that they also own.
FDR January 01, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Michael Sholander, Sure, easy to blame northern NJ and some areas of NY moved down the shore for all the problems. Look in your own backyard for "TRASH" There is plenty of them like just like "YOU" are "TRASH" Typical B.S. Michael, blame your own for all the problems that you have today.
Greg January 01, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Who cares about the millionaires on Mantoloking who think they own the whole beach. It's one thing to have private property like a backyard but how dare you think you own the whole beach. You get what you deserve and I have no sympathy for you. Same for all the rich beach front communities who have their "private, no trespassing" beach signs. Thinking you're better than average middle class citizens. Hope your taxes go up too!
Doug Bennett January 02, 2013 at 09:10 PM
No one is bitter, Bill. Some of us just think if you want to own "private property" you should have to pay for the maintenance and upkeep and clean up and everything else that goes with it just like those of us who are lucky enough to hold on to one primary residence that we have to live in all year long. We don't go looking to the town or the government to come rebuild our back yard every time it gets a bit distressed looking. I suggest you either do the same or realize public money means public access and stick you nose in the air on that one.
David Daur January 02, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Hey Doug... just let it go! Some people are buffoon's yet they have every right to their opinons, no matter how ridiculous they are... and then there are some people who just spew diarhea from their mouths or look to incite aggravation within these forums. I know the next time I have any type of event at my residence, before I file a claim with my insurance company, I'm going to submit my bills for any damages to Bill Cooper to share in the expense of my "private property". Thanks Bill.
luc hellson January 03, 2013 at 07:56 PM
BTW -- I disagree with FEMA and the second home statute -- I have a house up north and one in Brick -- the only wya I could afford that is by having a smaller house in each locale --- I pay my FULL FREIGHT in taxes and require no schools -- why should I be penalized beacuse one is classified as a "vacation home". Did I get it for free? NO. Does it cost ntg to operate? NO. Is the pain of losing the asset any easier because its not my primary? NO. ... ALSO WESTHAMPTON beach saw a similar issues in the early 90's (brought on by the army corp of engineers) the result was 10 years of beach replenishment and exploding property values --- this will be the end result .
fhead January 03, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Sea wall from Marlins to Barnegat Inlet is in Bill Coopers future after the next storm wipes out the feds first round buy in. Sad but true
Bill Cooper January 04, 2013 at 02:13 PM
"No one is bitter, Bill." I feel kind of bad for you. In addition to being full of bitterness and enviousness, you're either full of self-delusion or a liar. If you don't understand the self-evident fact that beach replenishment is important for EVERYONE, not just those who live on the beach -- everyone as in THE ENTIRE REGION -- well, I don't know what to tell you. That's such basic stuff even a child can understand it. If you can't understand it, I wager there isn't much you COULD understand. The bottom line is, I am for the environmental, safety-related, and financial well being of the people of Ocean and Monmouth counties. You are not. Better have a glass of water to wash down the bitterness, Dougie.
Bill Cooper January 04, 2013 at 02:15 PM
"before I file a claim with my insurance company, I'm going to submit my bills for any damages to Bill Cooper to share in the expense of my "private property"." I already do, Davie Boy. All those who pay for insurance help foot the bill for all those who file claims. That's, ummm, kind of how it works. I thought adults knew this. How did it manage to slip past you?
Bill Cooper January 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM
FDR, we are all a little dumber for having read your moronic idea.
Kim January 04, 2013 at 03:23 PM
I can not believe they keep letting Bill Cooper post. Nobody on here has called anybody names like children do when they get upset. So far most of us are ignorant, idiots, morons, short sighted, dumb, morons and crazy. JBOT also called us stupid and said stupid people suck. It's amazing when you post your opinion and someone doesn't agree with it they spew nastyness. Evedently their mothers and fathers never told them it's not nice to call others names. That is a form of bulling and we are supposed to teach our children not to do it but grown adults do it and it seems to be ok? And shame on this page for letting them do it.
Bill Cooper January 04, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Kim, shame on your husband for letting you use the computer as much as he does. Instead of continuing to embarrass yourself, go fix him a sandwich and leave the discussion to those of us who can be rational instead of emotional. Obviously, Doug, this eliminates you from the conversation, too.
luc hellson January 05, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Wouldnt it be great if the "officials" took this opportunity to establish a viable plan for the environmental protection of the Metedeconk river? The brownish/Green sludge could well be replaced by clean water. Dredging of course would be required, perhaps clam/oyster farms used as filters and certainly a good hard look at new construction that bulldozes over the marshes that protect us all.


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