A day after Hurricane Sandy battered the area, West Hampton Dunes Mayor Gary Vegliante was out surveying the damage. What he found, he said, is that the village did better than what he anticipated.
"We did great — all of our infrastructure intact," he said. "We sustained no major damage and most of the dune is fine."
Vegliante, said the mainland was protected thanks to the Amy Corps of Engineers design in the re-nourishment the beaches after they were lost during previous storms, including the 1962 Ash Wednesday storm that took numerous homes into the ocean.
"It is a testament to the design in the face of one of the worst storms," he said.
The village remains inaccessible as all bridges to Dune Road are impassable.
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