Cape May, NJ - Most Cape May residents never experienced the fury of Hurricane Irene. We had to evacuate the island long before the big storm hit.
Two weeks later, on September 9, 2011 we got a look at what we might have missed.
Tropical Storm Lee sent serious waves crashing onshore all along the Atlantic coast. True to nature, local residents headed down to Poverty Beach to take a look.
Cape May was lucky this time. Unlike other parts of the country, we had no flooding, no damage, no injuries from this rogue storm.
Just awe inspiring waves that pulled the surfer dudes right in.
Good bye Lee and Irene. What a wild two weeks it’s been. Can’t say we’re sorry to see you go.
We’ve had mass evacations, power outages, close calls and beach erosion.
And we were the lucky ones.
Thanks for sparing us from the worst.