Sheepshead Bites team member Robert Fernandez risked life, limb and camera this morning by heading down to Plumb Beach for some footage while the winds and waters were still roaring.

Fernandez’s camera caught the water pummeling the shore, pouring over the sandbags and into the Belt Parkway and parking lot. Sections of the shoreline near the bathhouse seem to have moved back a foot or more, and the damaged bike path also further crumbled away.

We reported yesterday that the city claimed to have placed additional sandbags on the beach before the storm. However, Fernandez did not spot any new sandbags, though they might have been pulled back into the waters. Many of the remaining sandbags were partially ripped open and strewn about, while others simply were too low or sparsely packed to halt the tides from reaching the Belt Parkway.

Though waters did hit the highway, it doesn’t appear to have been enough to flood it, though it likely had an impact on the long term integrity of the roadway.

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  • nolastname

    Maybe if 2 agencies can get together on how to spell Plumb Beach the work would have been done. 
    I would say at least 6 feet washed away. I go there often and have documented the erosion from the last storm. Those workers were cleaning the parking lot back then.
    You go Robert.

  • nolastname

    Maybe if 2 agencies can get together on how to spell Plumb Beach the work would have been done. 
    I would say at least 6 feet washed away. I go there often and have documented the erosion from the last storm. Those workers were cleaning the parking lot back then.
    You go Robert.

  • http://ditmasparkblog.com Mary

    Insane. Anyone have “after” photos since then? Six feet is crazy on a beach that’s so slim to begin with.

  • http://www.myspace.com/janeandenrique Janemelodylane

    They did place the sandbags, the sandbags were stolen and are still by our convicted  felon thief neighbors home!!Check my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/janeandenrique

    • Anonymous

      If this is true, don’t call the cops. Get the whole block to “participate”, you know what I’m saying?

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