Holgate beach erosion: Must-see drone footage of LBI after Hurricane Michael

An aerial survey of damage done to dunes at the south end of Holgate and storm damage at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

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LONG BEACH - Instead of a simple beach walkover, years of beach erosion have transformed the southernmost tip of Long Beach Island into nearly 30-foot-tall cliffs of Holgate.

On Friday, the effects of Hurricane Michael — which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm — were felt on the island, where wind gusts of up to 25 mph led to huge waves, making the disappearing beaches in the Holgate section of the township even more prominent. Watch a video of the devastation in Florida at the top of the page. Read full article.