2007-04-20 / Community

Nor'easter Not As Predicted, But Dangerous Nevertheless



Roadwork came to a halt as the high winds blew over construction signs and equipment. Photo by Arnie Goodman
Roadwork came to a halt as the high winds blew over construction signs and equipment. Photo by Arnie Goodman
The Nor'easter that hit the eastern coast of the United States on Sunday was predicted to be the worst in recent history by weather forecasters. While it didn't live up to its billing, at least on the Rockaway peninsula, it did leave problems in its wake. This woman had problems crossing Rockaway Beach Boulevard after some quick shopping at the C-Town Supermarket. Photo by Arnie Goodman
The Nor'easter that hit the eastern coast of the United States on Sunday was predicted to be the worst in recent history by weather forecasters. While it didn't live up to its billing, at least on the Rockaway peninsula, it did leave problems in its wake. This woman had problems crossing Rockaway Beach Boulevard after some quick shopping at the C-Town Supermarket. Photo by Arnie Goodman
Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska, left, and Phillip Goldfeder of the Community Assistance Unit of the Mayor's Office donned their rain gear and toured Rockaway and Broad Channel on Monday to assess flooding and storm damage. 
Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska, left, and Phillip Goldfeder of the Community Assistance Unit of the Mayor's Office donned their rain gear and toured Rockaway and Broad Channel on Monday to assess flooding and storm damage.
Heavy surf destroyed the beach in many areas of the peninsula. The national park at Riis Beach was not immune. Photo by Arnie Goodman
Heavy surf destroyed the beach in many areas of the peninsula. The national park at Riis Beach was not immune. Photo by Arnie Goodman
Raging waves destroyed parts of the old wooden jetty system that dots the peninsula. Photo by Arnie Goodman
Raging waves destroyed parts of the old wooden jetty system that dots the peninsula. Photo by Arnie Goodman
The scaffolding hung over Shore Front Parkway at Beach 90 Street, endangering motorists and forcing officials to stop traffic on the road. Photo by Howard Schwach
The scaffolding hung over Shore Front Parkway at Beach 90 Street, endangering motorists and forcing officials to stop traffic on the road. Photo by Howard Schwach
Rockaway Beach Boulevard was flooded from Beach 87 Street to Beach 92 Street. Photo by Howard Schwach
Rockaway Beach Boulevard was flooded from Beach 87 Street to Beach 92 Street. Photo by Howard Schwach
Police officials and firefighters speak with a Department of Buildings official at the building at Beach 90 Street. Photo by Howard Schwach
Police officials and firefighters speak with a Department of Buildings official at the building at Beach 90 Street. Photo by Howard Schwach
Residents came out during the day to check on the beach erosion. This photo was taken at the Beach 91 Street surfing beach. Photo by Doug Macleod
Residents came out during the day to check on the beach erosion. This photo was taken at the Beach 91 Street surfing beach. Photo by Doug Macleod
The waves pounded the Breezy Point beach 
                  for most of the day. Photo by Doug MacleodThe waves pounded the Breezy Point beach for most of the day. Photo by Doug Macleod
Workers place scaffolding around the St. Rose of Lima Church at Beach 84 Street during the storm. Photo by Doug Macleod
Workers place scaffolding around the St. Rose of Lima Church at Beach 84 Street during the storm. Photo by Doug Macleod
A resident strolls the beach in Belle Harbor, where the dunes protected the homes on the beach block. Notice that the beach has eroded up to the dune line. Photo by Doug Macleod
A resident strolls the beach in Belle Harbor, where the dunes protected the homes on the beach block. Notice that the beach has eroded up to the dune line. Photo by Doug Macleod
The Belle Harbor dunes kept the beach erosion from moving all the way to the beach wall. Photo by Doug Macleod
The Belle Harbor dunes kept the beach erosion from moving all the way to the beach wall. Photo by Doug Macleod

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