The 1930s Flood of Cape May

 

I will once again acknowledge that this is not in Wildwood. As a historian, when I find this like this I feel that I have to share it with you all because it is so cool. 

I am hoping that if I find it so cool and interesting so will you. Plus, it is right next to Wildwood in Cape May. 

I do not have too much information for you about this video clip but this is what I do know.

This was a giant flood that overtook most of Cape May’s beach front properties leaving them with about a foot of water. The flood caused much damage to the houses, boats, and the train tracks. 

If I had to guess, I would say that this was from the September 19, 1936 category 2 hurricane. It ran parallels to the New Jersey coastline causing havoc on not only Cape May and Wildwood but also cities as North as Long Beach Island. 

Check out this rare video of the flooding

 

 

Have you seen the footage of the CAPE MAY CONCRETE SHIP IN 1927 (Click Here)

 

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About The Author

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!