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LI Damage and DEC Response Photos

A press conference at a beach with dredging equipment in the background.

Commissioner Martens and Army Corps Col. Paul Owen address reporters and town officials at Cupsogue State Park.

Two men talk near a news reporter at the beach with dredging equipment seen in the background

DEC Commissoner Martens and Colonel Paul Owen of the ACOE discuss the strategy to repair the breach.

A group of men and one woman standing on a sand dune with the water in the background

Commissioner Martens discusses the breach at Cupsogue with Suffolk County representatives.

Barges with dredging equipment on them in an inlet in a barrier island beach

This dredging equipment will get the sand that will be used to close the Cupsogue and Smith Point County Park breaches.

Ocean water flows into an inlet through a newly-formed breach in a barrier island

The ocean flows into Moriches Inlet through a breach at Cupsoque Park.

Ocean waves pour over a low beach into an inlet.

The ocean flows into Moriches Inlet through a breach at Cupsoque Park.

Ocean waves wash over a barrier island and into an inlet

The ocean flows through a breach at Cupsoque Park.

Aerial view of storm damage to a sand spit.

Hurricane Sandy moved the dunes from this park into the inlet behind them.

Sand covers sections of a coastal road between the ocean and a bay

Sections of Dune Road along Shinnecock Bay are buried in sand.

Aerial view of sand, moved by a hurricane over a road and surrounding area

The hurricane moved entire dune areas inland.

Aerial view of a sand-covered parking lot at a beach with a lake behind it

Sand-covers a section of the Southampton Beach parking lot.

Sand deposited by the storm covers properties and the road in a barrier island neighborhood

Beach sand carried inland covers streets and properties.

Sand completely covers a stretch of road between the ocean and a pond.

Sand completely covers this stretch of Beach Lane between the ocean and Georgica Pond.

Tall eroded ocean-side bluff, with portions caved in.

Ocean-side bluffs have been severely eroded and some areas have caved in.

Tall and deeply eroded snady cliffs at the edge of the shore

Deeply eroded sandy bluffs near Camp Hero State Park.

Aerial view of residences close to the edge of a very tall eroded cliff by the water

The storm ripped away the shoreline leaving Shoreham homes at the edge of a cliff.

Piles of sand line a road by the beach

The beachside road is lined with piles of sand that have removed from it.

An outdoor amphitheatre and stage area adjacent to a large flooded area

The amphitheatre and stage at Jones Beach.

Aerial shot of post storm damage with houses torn from their pilings and deposited in the sand

The hurricane tore these Fire Island ocean-front houses from their elevated platforms, moving them inland.

Aeriial view of storm damage to large homes on the ocean

Storm damage to large, ocean-front homes on Fire Island.

Debris from storm-demolished structures piles up against the edge of the woods where it meets the beach

Debris from structures destroyed by Hurricane Sandy lies along the edge of the woods by the beach.

Aerial view of ocean-front residential neighborhood with streets and back yards buried under sand

The yards and streets of this residential neighborhood on Fire Island are buried in sand.

Storm waters have breached the dunes and created a new inlet.

The storm waters have breached the dunes and created a new inlet.

Aerial view of coastal damage and an oil plume extending into the water

A plume of oil extends out into the water from a storm damaged property.

A power boat in the street at an intersection of two roads

A boat, lifted by the storm from a marina 300 yards away, rests at a street intersection.

A woman receives food and water from emergenct personnel

US Army and DEC conservation officers distribute food and water to residents of East Hempstead.

Emergency response personnel unpack pallets of water bottles and food.

DEC ECOs and Army personnel unpack pallets of drinking water and food for residents of East Hempstead.

Over four feet of sand covers at residential street. Some has been removed to allow access for vehicles.

A residential street buried in four plus feet of sand. An access has been cleared for emergency vehicles.

ECOs and their off road vehicles assisting on Long Island

ECOs and their off road vehicles assisting on Long Island.

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane damage at a Long Island beach.

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

A wooden walkway extends into the air after serious erosion from the storm.

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

Storm damage to the boardwalk, railing and stairs at a LI beach.

A local road with an overpass, covered in sand.

Sand covers a local road and partially obstructs an overpass.

A beach and exposed oil tank. Chunks of broken asphalt lay all over in the sand.

Chunks of broken asphalt litter a LI beach.

A sand-covered parking lot with broken asphalt next to a beach.

Damage to a beach-front parking lot on Long Island.

A childrens play structure at the beach sits in water

Storm waters surround a children's play structure at a LI beach.

Eroded shoreline along side a road

Erosion alongside a road.

A storm-damaged asphalt parking area next to a beach

Hurricane damage to a beach-side parking area.

The remains of a house destroyed by a hurricane lie in the dunes.

The roof and other remains of a house destroyed by the hurricane lie in the dunes.

A coastal road undermined and collapsed by flood waters

The road shoulder is undermined and washed away, exposing utilities.

A coastal building and deck destroyed by the storm

A LI shorefront building and deck destroyed by the storm.

The rear structure of a beach residence is damaged and undermined by the storm

The storm eroded the backyard of this residence, damaging the deck and undermining other structures.

One end of a low home extends into the air, the ground below washed away by the storm.

Storm erosion leaves the end of this home hanging in the air.

A wooden walkway and tall concrete supports on a beach house damaged by the hurricane

The storm claimed the end and stairs of this high wooden walkway on the beach.

An eroded beach with a brick tower in the background.

Serious erosion of the beach at Robert Moses State Park, LI.

The edge of a road along the ocean has fallen off onto the beach.

The storm undermined this road along Jones Beach, causing the shoulder to collapse.

A conservation officer stands beside a red truck that is partially submerged in a stream.

An ECO investigates a truck partially submerged by flood waters.

ECOs use ATVs to inspect storm-damaged beach areas

DEC ECOs assess storm damage on a beach at the LI shore.

ECOs use ATVs to patrol the beach

ECOs use ATVs to patrol the beach and inspect storm damage on LI.

Forest Ranger Air Boat patrolling Mastic Beach and Fire Island

A Forest Ranger patrols Mastic Beach and Fire Island, searching for hurricane victims.

Forest Ranger Air Boat patrolling Mastic Beach and Fire Island assisting Region 1 Spills program after Hurricane SANDY struck Long Island

A Forest Ranger in an air boat assists the Long Island spills team searching for loose oil tanks after Hurricane Sandy.

Forest Ranger Air Boat assisting Region 1 Spills program in locating and securing floating fuel tanks

Forest Rangers help the Region 1 spills program locate and secure floating fuel tanks after Hurricane Sandy.

Search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY. ECO's Krug, Unger, and Oliver.

A Massapequa, NY search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski with help from ECO's Krug, Unger, and Oliver.

search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY. ECO's Krug, Unger, and Oliver.

Flooding and destruction of property from Hurricane Sandy on the coast of Long Island.

search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY on 10-30-2012. ECO's Krug, Unger, and Oliver.

A DEC Ranger patrols a flooded street in Massapequa, NY.

Rescue mission in Massapequa, NY.

DEC Environmental Conservation Officers bring a rescue boat to a flooded residence in Massapequa.

Search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY on 10-30-2012. ECO's Krug, Unger, and Oliver. Numerous people helped to safety after Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island

A DEC motor boat stands ready to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island.

Search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY

DEC Emergency Response staff bring a boat to a flooded street on Long Island.

Search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY

Search and rescue staff guide a motor boat down a flooded street in Massapequa, NY.

Search and rescue mission led by Lt. Gadomski in Massapequa, NY

Search and rescue staff look for residents in need of help in Massapequa, NY

A man towing a boat down a flooded street

A DEC officer tows a boat down a flooded street in Massapequa, NY