Storm caused severe erosion to many New Jersey beaches

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — Days of gusting wind and pounding surf have caused severe beach erosion in many spots along the New Jersey shore.

Some beaches, including ones devastated by Superstorm Sandy and not yet replenished since the storm three years ago, appeared to have lost most of their sand.

And in many places where protective dunes stood between the ocean and homes, the surf cut large cliffs into the sand, leaving drop-offs of up to 10 feet.

Bay Head, where residents are fighting a plan to build dunes, lost much of its sand; walkways that once led down to the beach now dangle in midair.

Mantoloking, Brick, Toms River, Ocean City and Long Beach island all suffered major erosion as well.

Sand is being trucked into several places to repair the damage.