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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