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Environmentalist: Ocean Beach Erosion Concerning

Trouble is expected at the usual hot spots, Aram Terchunian said.

While ocean beaches and dunes are in relatively good shape at the moment, environmentalist Aram Terchunian, M.Sc., of First Coastal Corporation, said Hurricane Sandy has the potential to cause erosion.

"We expect trouble at the usual hot spots," said Terchunian, who said he will be out inspecting those locations all weekend.

Hot spots, he said, include the Shinnecock Inlet, where a dredging project is expected to commence on Nov. 1; East Quogue; Sagaponak near potatoes Road; and at Mecox Beach, which had to be closed after Irene hit in Aug. 2011.

Westhampton Dunes, which has had it's fair share of problems during storms with homes going underwater during a storm in 1962 — is less concerning, according to Dunes Mayor Gary Vegliante.

On Friday, Vegliante said, Dunes beaches are bigger than they have ever been before.

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Mary October 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Ya think? Man is so small in comparison to mother nature. Good luck with that one.

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