BABYLON, Long Island, N.Y. – The gay mecca of Fire Island sustained serious damage in the Frankenstorm known as Hurricane Sandy.
Storm surge overwhelmed the 31-mile-long barrier island and caused serious damage to many buildings facing the Atlantic Ocean, Suffolk County officials say.
Dozens of buildings were pulverized by pounding waves and high winds, and some were washed out to sea. Erosion changed the landscape of beaches in the area.
Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive, told the media that the barrier island was breached in at least four places.