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Nor'easter hitting next week could bring more flooding to ravaged coastline defenseless after seawalls and dunes were smashed by Sandy

As the mass clear-up from Superstorm Sandy continues, forecasters are already warning of a powerful nor'easter storm front coming in from the Atlantic next week.

The beleaguered coast line is expected to face 45mph gusts of wind mixed with snow and rain on Wednesday.

The forecast has been greeted with dismay from beach erosion experts, who fear even more damage to shorelines already decimated by Sandy.

In ruins: Orley Beach in New Jersey. The forecast of another powerful storm on Wednesday has been greeted with dismay from beach erosion experts, who fear even more damage to shorelines already decimated

In ruins: Orley Beach in New Jersey. The forecast of another powerful storm on Wednesday has been greeted with dismay from beach erosion experts, who fear even more damage to shorelines already decimated

 

Flooding in Mantoloking, New Jersey. Sandy destroyed hundreds of miles of sand dunes and protective sea walls along the East Coast

Flooding in Mantoloking, New Jersey. Sandy destroyed hundreds of miles of sand dunes and protective sea walls along the East Coast

Monday's devastating superstorm destroyed hundreds of miles of sand dunes and protective sea walls along the East Coast.

These natural defences, now either non-existent or severly weakened, are no match for another powerful storm, even one not on the scale of Sandy.

Experts fear a new storm could, despending on the wind direction, flood lowlands near the coast and worsen the extensive erosion already suffered by beaches and sand dunes.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227316/Noreaster-hitting-week-bring-flooding-ravaged-coastline-defenceless-seawalls-dunes-washed-away-Sandy.html#ixzz2BGaSrzUI
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