Sandy erodes Lake Erie shore

Superstorm Sandy kicked up wicked winds, monstrous waves and heavy rain that eroded the Lake Erie shoreline, caused a large runoff of water and soil. (With video from Vermilion and Old Woman Creek)
Tom Jackson
Oct 31, 2012


The full extent of the damage and its effects won’t be known for some time, state officials said.

Ohio’s Office of Coastal Management, located in Sandusky, already has two teams out analyzing the storm’s impact on the shore, said Brenda Culler, a spokeswoman for the office.

The lake level has been relatively low, which should prevent ever larger problems from erosion, said Jeffrey Reutter, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Stone Laboratory.

“Still, you’ve got some pretty darn big waves,” he said.

For more on this story and others on the local effects of Superstorm Sandy, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.