Fire Island National Seashore Officials Searching For How Best To Manage Breach

By National Parks Traveler Staff on September 16, 2015

A breach in Fire Island National Seashore's coastline is a reminder of Hurricane Sandy. While two other breaches caused by the potent storm were filled mechanically, this one that lies within the seashore's Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area remains, and seashore officials are debating how best to manage it going forward.

Barrier islands are creatures of the seas, cast about and pushed around by the waves and currents. Proof of that can be found at Fire Island National Seashore along the New York coast, where the barrier island it sets on was cut in two as well as shaved a little narrower in places by Hurricane Sandy back in November 2012.

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