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Dunes Mayor: No Damage To Infrastructure

Mayor Gary Vegliante said that everything is better than expected.

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.

For more Hurricane Sandy coverage, click here.

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Michael James October 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Is there a more complete transcript on the mayor's statement? For example what kind of property/home damage did he observe.
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 01:33 AM
For the latest on Dune Road visit this link: http://patch.com/A-zhj9
David Zolondek October 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
The Army Corp did a great job in designing and reconstructing the beach in West Hampton Dunes in 1994. The integrity of the beach to withstand Hurricane Sandy is testament to this.

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