Hurricane Leaves Lasting, Eroding Impression

Though the Island was spared the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, it brought with it high winds and powerful surf and left in its wake severe erosion, especially on south-facing shorelines. The ocean washed over Norton Point Beach at Katama in Edgartown, turning the eastern end of the beach into a sandbar covered with water at high tide. On Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark, waves carved a U-shaped chunk out of the top of the cliff, and left the beach strewn with rocks, sea foam and seaweed.

Coastal Erosion Severe Following Island's Brush with Sandy

While the Island was spared the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, reports early Tuesday confirmed severe erosion, especially on south-facing shorelines. The ocean washed over Norton Point Beach at Katama in Edgartown, turning the eastern end of the beach into a sandbar covered with water at high tide, said Chris Kennedy, superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations.

Hurricane Sandy Brings Wild Wind, Surging Seas

High winds and waves associated with Hurricane Sandy rolled into town Monday, toppling occassional tree, prompting road closures and flooding low-lying areas in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Menemsha.

Five Corners Flooded as Sandy Arrives

The busy Five Corners intersection was flooded and the Black Dog pier damaged as Tisbury harbor surged and churned from Sandy's impact.

Beach Road, East Chop Flooded by Hurricane Waves

Waves crashing over the seawall created a dramatic backdrop for Sandy's arrival.

Hurricane Leaves Dock Street Under Water

Dock Street was just one of many streets flooded by the high wind and water caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Huricane Brings Wild Waves, High Tides to Chilmark

Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket Beaches took a beating as Hurricane Sandy rolled into town with high surf and eroding waves.

Aquinnah Rides Out Hurricane Sandy

High surf in the aftermath of Sandy beckoned surfers to stormy Aquinnah beaches, where surf crashed onto beaches and overwashed in many areas onto dunes. 

Portions of Island Beginning to Flood as Hurricane Winds Arrive

Waters are rising in portions of Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs as strong winds associated with Hurricane Sandy move into the region.  Residents are urged to stay off the roadways; Beach Road, Sea View Avenue, Dock Street and Five Corners have all been closed due to flooding, with more closures and flooding expected.

All Eyes on Sandy

Storm preparations continued throughout the day Saturday as Vineyarders kept all eyes on the forecasts for Hurricane Sandy, churning northward off the coast of the lower mid-Atlantic on a collision course with another storm system moving in from the west.

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