The picture was taken the day before the storn. It's apparent that Toms River Public Works workes did not adequetly re-enforce the dunes. Could the damange and destruction have been minimized if the dunes were properly built up before the storm? Look at the cottages in South Seaside Park. Those homes virtually sit on the ground and none (even the ocean from homes) had any damage!
I think the Toms River Mayor, Councilwoman for Ward 1 ( Barrier Island), the entire Council & the Public Works Director MUST answer the folloing questions:
The date & time dune re-enforcement work start?
The date & time dune re-enforcement ended?
How many workers were involved in the dune work each day?
How many & types of heavy equiptment that was utilized each day?
How high & wide were the dunes re-enforced?
Were there areas not reenforced? ( Harding? Fielder?)
Was any work done on Saturday & Sunday 10/27 & 10/28
Are there official records and pictures documenting the extent of the dune re-enforcement?
Everyone should be asking our elected officials and Mr Ameruso these questions at the scheduled Township Council meeting on Tuesday 11/27/12 6:00 PM at 33 Washington St ( 2nd Fl)