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Suffolk Co. Officials Seek FEMA Aid For Storm Damage

Stranded motorists try to get their cars moving again on a closed portion of an expressway on Long Island in N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stranded motorists try to get their cars moving again on a closed portion of an expressway on Long Island in N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Last week’s ferocious snow storm brought major damage to Long Island’s shoreline and beach-front homes.

The storm caused sea walls to weaken, foundations to crumble and a deck in one Montauk home to collapse into the sea, WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reported.

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

A half dozen other Montauk homes are now in risk of collapse. Residents in Orion, Southold and Riverhead were also hit hard thanks to pounding surf and erosion caused the blizzard of 2010.

Homeowners are now working feverishly to stabilize the crumbling beachfront at their doorsteps.

Suffolk County officials are also seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance and hope the county will qualify for disaster aid.

In order to qualify for that aid, there must be at least $4 million worth of damage in the county and $25 million statewide.