Boyer Museum looks back at the big storm

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John Roat, vice president of the Wildwood Historical Society, looks through the George Boyer Museum’s collection of storm photos.  John Roat, vice president of the Wildwood Historical Society, looks through the George Boyer Museum’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.  Waders and boats were necessary equipment for getting around the Wildwoods during the flooding that came with the March 1962 storm.

 

This “thank you” to residents ran in the Wildwood Leader, which published special storm sections in the days following the storm. This “thank you” 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.  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.   During the flood, many Wildwood residents used boats to get check on neighbors and get around the island.


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