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Photos: Sandy Causes Destruction to Quogue Beach, Nearby Homes

Houses to left and right of the village beach suffered a hard blow.

Seven-foot high sand bags and geotubes could not stop Hurricane Sandy's wrath as she battered the shoreline of Quogue.

The Quogue Village and nearby neighbors, who installed the geotubes after a storm in 2010 to the dismay of Southampton Village Trustees, found on Tuesday that Sandy exposed all of the preventative measures — the sand bags and geotubes, once covered by sand, stood bare.

Hurricane Sandy's wrath not only took tons of sand with her, but she also decimated the dunes, leaving structures vulnerable — decks were desecrated, windows shattered and power lines and plumbing torn away from ocean side pools.

One contractor, on Thursday afternoon, walked carefully along the beach, searching for pieces of his customer's back yard belongings.

"I can't find any of it," he said, adding that he was trying to do what he could for the homeowner who is out-of-town.

Quogue Village Mayor Peter Sartorius said the village is still assessing the damage done to the Quogue Beach and said he could not even begin to discuss how the village will go about restoring it.

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  • PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Batters Dune Road

 

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SuffolkTim November 02, 2012 at 01:51 PM
In looking at the photos, it seems that the geotubes worked, The tubes can't stop the wind and every single wave, but in looking at the structures with the geotubes and those without, the difference is striking, as is the evidence that the erosion stopped - at least at the Q village beach, right at the geotube line.
Hbjoker November 02, 2012 at 02:08 PM
terrible damage but this is the chance you are taking by building or living on the ocean, the ocean cannot and wil not be tamed even with tubes, sandbags, jetties or whatever. I hope that the goverment relizes that these owners should foot the bill to fix there own beach, they can afford it afterall look were they live. The taxpayers should not have to foot the bill anymore!
Matt November 02, 2012 at 06:09 PM
i think if we got rid of the homes on Dune road the property taxes on the rest of the towns would go up a lot. These people pay the highest taxes and use the least amount of services (do any of them have kids in school here?). Be careful what you ask for...
Richard Geraci November 03, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Suffolk Tim is exactly right...... The tubes worked. Without the tubes the structures would have been a total loss like the ones that did not have tube protection.
marilyn tawfik November 03, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Just a note to tell Erica how helpful her coverage was during this event. We were stranded out of the country and could follow events in the East End through her. Kudos and our gratitude
Dean Wickoren November 14, 2012 at 05:04 PM
It is very obvious the tubes are protection. They need to be higher to trip the higher surges. Even if the tubes are sacrificed, replacement is easy and much cheaper than structual dammage.

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