Tourism officials on the Delmarva Peninsula say they expect an influx of visitors this summer as the Jersey Shore and other coastal areas to the north continue to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
“This weekend was packed,” Camp Rehoboth Executive Director Steve Elkins told the Washington Blade. “It was amazingly crowded and I saw a lot more cars with New York and New Jersey license plates than I see in normal times.”
Sandy’s record storm surge inundated Fire Island, the South Shore of Long Island, coastal areas of New York City and large swaths of the Jersey Shore before it made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 29. Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City and even Cape May did not experience any significant damage outside of some minor flooding in low-lying areas, beach erosion and downed trees.
Carol Everhart, president of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, told the Blade she is seeing a double-digit increase in information requests from last year.