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Fire Island’s Robbins Rest Dune Project Completed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially announced the dune project intended to build up the Robbins Rest area of Fire Island after major storms damaged it nearly four years ago has been completed as of May 17, 2016. The emergency repair project started back in March 2016.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used 20,000 cubic piles of sand stored in Robert Moses State Park to build a dune meant repair damage to Robbins Rest done by superstorm Sandy back in 2012 as well as coastal breaches thereafter. The dune was built at a sturdy 15 feet high and 90-feet wide.

The completed project, which was a joint effort between the state of New York and federal officials, should give peace of mind to Fire Island residents who risked the threat of coastal flooding due to erosion caused by the heavy storms.

Governor Cuomo’s office also told Newsday (http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/cuomo-dune-project-on-robbins-rest-on-fire-island-complete-1.11808279) the DEC, Suffolk county and the Army Corps. are working together to further strengthen the Atlantic coastline by advancing the “Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project, and the planning to further bolster Long Island’s coastal defenses.”

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