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;Itrf ~11 FRIDAV, MARCH 2 - MONDAY, MARCH g, 2012 STORM OF '62 Cape 5 0t h An n i v e r PHoTo COURTESY OF NORMAN PLACK " The large Grier House along the coast in north Rehoboth Beach is one of many that toppled over due to foundat on fa ure caused by eros on of sand around the houses. 7 The view looking north toward the Atlantic Sands Hotel showS the devastation along The : Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Dolle's and the Atlantic Sands Hotel two Rehoboth Beach landmarks, were in ruins after the Storm of Locals share memories c monster storm in resort By Rachel Swick Mavity and Nick Roth newsroom@capegazette.com . The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk took the brunt of the storm as waves and storm surge blasted the area for three straight days. haron Fisk Rose was 12 in 1962. Her family lived in ] Sport Center on Delaware Avenue, the place now k As part of the Rehoboth Beach Museum's oral hist( told her story of 1962, remembering what had been auring the three-day storm. "Thekiddie rides were devastated by that storm. A coup weighed over 500 pounds were never found, They just dis seen again." Rose's parents were in Florida with her grandparents Her grandfather was a bootlegger during Prohibition; he in Rehoboth Beach before it was the summer destination i! Rose stayed in Rehoboth at a friend's house while her fal After the storm, she tried to walk to Sport Center so she cc damage to her parents, but she waslstopped by National G1 had closed the roads. "I sat at the end of Delaware Avenue and looked down a1 could remember sitting there and crying." Sport Center was to be sold to the Fasnacht family just a Fasnacht had talked to Rose's grandfather, Jack Dentino, th as he prepared to take over the business, and he remembm call from him from Florida informing him of the news of tl traveled from Hershey, Pa.; to Rehoboth the next day to