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Hurricane Sandy hits Cape May

By Jessica Leeburg October 29th, 2012 335 Comments

Pre-hurricane photo taken October 28, 2012


Hurricane Sandy is poised to strike Cape May today with wind gusts up to 70mph and destructive waves continuing into Tuesday with heavy coastal flooding. Cape May, the barrier islands along the Jersey Shore, and coastal communities along the Delaware Bay have been evacuated.

4:30pm: Sandy is 55 MI ESE of Cape May, NJ. [source: The Weather Channel]

5:00 pm: Sandy is still a hurricane, about 30 miles offshore. The storm “might just miss Cape May” and go into the Delaware Bay, but we will be in the hurricane circulation. [source: The Weather Channel]


Superstorm Sandy has passed, leaving Cape May sandy and soggy, but still standing. Check our Facebook page for updates on area businesses.

Photo Gallery: Aftermath of Sandy

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  • Thought are with you, my best loved town!

  • How sad to see my beautiful Cape May like this . but I know she will shine again!

  • Is congress hall ok?

    • Yes, Congress Hall is boarded up but standing! We have pictures of her on our Facebook page.

  • Barb Kessel

    Thanks for the pics, LOVE Cape May and have family there so of course I’m grateful “Sandy” didn’t do more damage….

  • I’m worried about family there and can’t get in touch. Does anyone know about Capewoods Development (Summer Circle is the street name). Does that area have power? Did they escape damage and flooding? Near Shunpike, Crawford, and Town Bank Roads..not far from Big Lots shopping center. That area if you know it. Thanks.

    • Bernie

      North Cape May didn’t suffer any big destruction. The area you describe had some power outages, but not universally down. Flooding was minimal.

      • Thanks, Bernie. I got in touch with neighbors there of my family and they said all is well. Power was on today and no damage to my family’s house.

  • Carol Morehead

    Glad you did so well. What about the Dollhouse Museum? How did it fare? Thanks

  • Awesome place! Glad the history survived

  • How is the Inn of Cape May doing- I haven’t been able to see any updates for the Inn.

    • Bernie

      She weathered the storm well!

  • Jerry B.

    Has anyone seen the CapeScape down by beach & Queen St?

  • Leigh

    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  • Cindy

    how is St. Mary’s By the Sea??

    • We have pictures of St. Mary’s in our aftermath photo gallery. There is a lot of water in the courtyard.

      • Cindy

        Thank you very much for the pictures! Will be coming back to Cape May in the summer!
        Prayers to everyone.

  • Does anyone know if the Concrete Ship and Cape May Point shops survived? I grew up going there summer after summer and I would just like to know.