Back to back blizzards devastated the Wildwoods on February 5th and 6th – and again on the 9th bringing record snowfall and gale force winds. Amidst the chaos the storms caused I was able to capture only a handful of the many images I’ll carry with me the rest of my days. Power was down throughout the Wildwoods including my house and many others for 7 long cold days. I’ve lived here all my life and this storm far surpassed the blizzard of 1978 which until now was the “big one” that islanders recall, myself included. The blizzards of 2010 brought down an overwhelming number of power lines and poles (some sparking tree fires as they came down paralyzing the entire community). Most damage occurred during the first storm however recovery would be delayed by a second storm only days later. The haunting song is “Round The Bend” by Beck and comes from his amazing album “Sea Change”.

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My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

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