Hurricane season: Are New Jersey beaches ready?

Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM – Winter wasn’t kind to Jersey Shore beaches.

Taken together, four snowy coastal storms that ripped past New Jersey during consecutive weeks in March caused more beach erosion than all but four storms since 1980, according to an expert from Stevens Institute of Technology.

The “four’easter,” as it was coined, was a run of extreme weather (three nor’easters and one coastal storm, technically) that culminated in a foot of snow across much of the state on March 21 …

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