Friday, May 22, 2015

We felt the sand move!

Earthquake rocks lifeguard stand and turns sand into jello, yikes.

We felt the sand move!

Well, we felt that too down at the shore. I was sitting on a sidewalk cafe and all of a sudden, things started shifting and rocking slowly. Everybody's looking around, like everywhere, to see, is this just me? I looked up to see a plate glass of the fur shop next to Hannah G's kind of shifting and rolling. Oy!!!! That was nuts. Out on the beach, the sand "felt like jello" said Al Battaglia, coming off the beach at Dorset Ave in Ventnor. "The lifeguards jumped out of their stands because the stand was shaking." "we thought out son snuck up behind me and was shaking our chairs." Nine year old Chris Megella if Spring City was in the surf and said he felt the sand moving beneath him. "I fell on my knees," he said

About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Amy S. Rosenberg
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