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May 10, 2017

RAINSTORM, POSSIBLE NOR’EASTER ON TAP FOR SATURDAY

If you have any outdoor plans for Saturday, move them inside.  The National Weather Service is calling for the potential of two inches of rain, or more, for our area Friday night through Saturday night.  Winds could be out of the east-southeast at 20-30 miles per hour, which could cause some flooding and beach erosion. [...]
May 10, 2017

AVALON APPROVES APPLICATION FOR TREE PLANTING GRANT

Avalon’s Borough Council met Wednesday afternoon and approved the application of a State grant to plant trees throughout the community.  Avalon could be awarded up to $30,000 for various tree planting initiatives.  Council also announced that more than 700,000 cubic yards of sand has been placed during the current beach fill project. ##
May 10, 2017

“TAMAROA” NOW PART OF THE LOCAL ARTIFICIAL REEF SYSTEM

Coast Guard cutter “Tamaroa” is now part of the artificial reef system near Cape May.  The aged ship was intentionally sunk on Wednesday 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May.  The vessel was immortalized in the book and movie “Perfect Storm”. ##
May 10, 2017

SEISMIC SURVEYS COMING TO ATLANTIC OCEAN BEFORE OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Trump administration is pushing forward with plans for seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean before offshore drilling can occur.  The feds are now reviewing applications by energy companies that were denied by the Obama administration.  Many local tourism and environmental groups oppose this plan. ##