November 25th, 1950 is a day that the New Jersey Bayshore residents have never forgotten. On that fateful day, storm conditions resulted in a devastating tidal wave that destroyed communities and took lives. 15 people along the Delaware Bayshore died that day and approximately 2,500 people were displaced. Homes were destroyed, boats and vehicles floated away, and property damage was devastating. Residents carried their memories of this event with them as time went on, and many still share their stories with one another, their families and friends. As years passed the events of this day became the best-known secret of the Bayshore area. Now, firsthand accounts of the Tidal Wave serve as a cautionary tale concerning disaster preparedness, poor housing practices and environmental injustice.