Dick Keyser was happy-go-lucky guy in 1962 with a motorcycle, a girlfriend and an apartment at
Like everyone else, the storm took him by surprise.
“It was pretty crazy,” he said. “I worked in Somers Point and I came out to go to work
Instead, he headed to his girlfriend’s house at
“Everything was starting to flood, horns were blowing, cars were shorting out,” he said. “There were a lot of fires. People didn’t have flood insurance, but they had fire insurance, so they set their places on fire, that’s what we heard.
“The south end was terrible,” he said. “There were houses off the foundation, split in half, in the marshes, in pieces. It was like a war zone. Cars were ruined. The water never went out and it just kept coming back in, every time the tide changed the water was higher.
“It was quite an experience,” he said. “The water on
Keyser said the experience shook him up. He moved to
“I’ll never forget that storm,” he said.
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