A popular Long Beach Island town was expecting to have its beaches widened last year, but the final work was delayed by the federal government.
Now, with a major coastal storm bearing down on it, Surf City's worst fears may be realized.
Beaches in its northern end have yet to be widened because of a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divide the project into sections.
Surf City did everything the federal government told it to do in terms of lining up permission from oceanfront homeowners for the work.
But because a neighboring town hasn't gotten all its approvals yet, some Surf City beaches remain vulnerable.
The Army Corps says it would be too expensive to bring the equipment back to do just a few streets.