Superstorm Sandy

L.I. Contractor Pleads Guilty To Superstorm Sandy Fraud

Jan 11, 2017
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The former director of a Long Island-based engineering firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally altering Superstorm Sandy damage reports.

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The Village of Asharoken on Long Island’s North Shore will decide next week whether to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its heavily eroded beach. If they decline, it could mean a future storm could cut some residents, as well has a neighboring hamlet, off from the mainland of Long Island.

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On Long Island, towns along the Great South Bay have struggled with flooding caused by erosion. The Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking to help protect the South Shore by planting a type of seagrass that they hope will strengthen the coast.

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The S.S. Savannah was the first American sailing steamer to cross the Atlantic. It ran aground trying to enter Long Island’s Great South Bay in 1821.

Underwater explorer Clive Cussler looked for it in the 1980s, but a Long Island man thinks he found it...on dry land.

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Immediately after Superstorm Sandy, Long Island officials wanted the Army Corps of Engineers to close an inlet formed in Bellport on the Great South Bay.