Photos courtesy of the Boyer Museum
John Roat, vice president of the Wildwood Historical Society, looks through the George Boyer Museumâ€™s collection of storm photos.
Waders and boats were necessary equipment for getting around the Wildwoods during the flooding that came with the March 1962 storm.
This â€śthank youâ€ť to residents ran in the Wildwood Leader, which published special storm sections in the days following the storm.
The March storm of 1962 caused $122.74 million in damage, according to a Wildwood Leader story from that time. 932 homes in the county washed away and 3686 homes sustained major damage. A total of 14 people died as a result of the storm.
During the flood, many Wildwood residents used boats to get check on neighbors and get around the island.