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Hurricane Sandy Eroded Half of Fire Island's Beaches and Dunes: New Report Quantifies Coastal Change
Description: Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms. While the damage and destruction on Fire Island was immediately evident after the storm, a new U.S. Geological Survey study is the first to quantify the actual changes to the coast caused by the storm. [Source: U.S. Geological Survey]
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Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 8/27/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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