Remembering the Storm of ’62

In March 6th-8th of 1962, Avalon was rocked with one of the most devastating storms to hit the east coast. Below are images of the storm damage donated to the Avalon History Center by Jim Thatcher.


About Avalon Free Public Library

Avalon is a bustling little shore town in southern NJ. Our small population of 1800 expands to about 30,000 at the height of summer. We like to think that we serve them all and then some! Our goal is to make our library available to our patrons wherever they may roam.

2 Responses

  1. Peggy Thokar

    I remember coming down to open our house on 34th street in April and cleaning nonstop. I was 4 years old and probably got in the way more than helped. I also have vivid memories of the beached houses; they haunted my dreams for years! And driving to the Sea Isle inlet to see the drowned streets: washing machines and cars still visible in the tide.

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