Tales of the Tides: Turner

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I was 20 at the time of the storm and living in Pleasantville. I was a newlywed with my husband, George. We were married in January, and the storm was in March. We were living in Glendale Manor Apartments.

Steel Pier’s entrance way was washed out by the storm Steel Pier’s entrance way was washed out by the storm

It was very windy. Thankfully there was no damage to our apartment. There were no broken windows, but we obviously had no electricity. The wind was so loud that it scared me; it sounded like a train.

The next day or so we went out to Atlantic City. There was trash everywhere, and everything was turned over. The boardwalk leading to Steel Pier was washed out. We also went to the Inlet – that’s where I was raised – and there was so much debris. The roof of Hackney’s was bowing and the bottom had been ripped out.

I was raised here, so I’m not afraid of hurricanes. I felt safe, but it was scary with the wind and the rain.

Hackney’s restaurant suffered a lot of damage. Their roof had bowed, and the bottom had been washed out. Hackney’s restaurant suffered a lot of damage. Their roof had bowed, and the bottom had been washed out.

Barbara Turner

Galloway


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