Beach communities in New Jersey and Delaware spent Sunday evaluating the aftermath from the massive winter storm as high tides washed out dunes and brought icy water into the streets. Delaware’s sand-enriched beaches from Lewes to Fenwick Island took a whipping as dunes were flattened and wiped away. The ones that remained looked like a giant front-end loader came through and scooped off the face, leaving a jagged series of cliffs.

Sand fencing lay crumpled like the tracks from a derelict roller coaster. And in Rehoboth, the boardwalk buckled in places from the force of waves pounding the boards from the bottom up. A frosting of sand an inch thick covered the popular attraction at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. The shoreline destruction was coastwide and included extensive bayshore flooding. FULL REPORT