Officers from Marine and Aviation elements of the Suffolk County Police Department encountered eight foot tall waves as they searched for Hopkins, who was eventually located a mile south of Fire Island Lighthouse.
“We are here on a beautiful day, with a storm cloud not anywhere around, with a message to deliver: Superstorm Sandy delivered a very tough blow, but it was by no means a knockout blow,” Bellone said.
Nude sunbathing has been banned along many of the beaches of Fire Island – but not all the beaches will be affected.
If you’ve been waiting for superstorm Sandy’s silver lining, wait no longer.
Fire Island chief ranger Lena Koschmann said there’s been an increase in complaints and observations of sex, masturbation and prostitution, especially on the popular Lighthouse Beach.
Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled a fawn out of icy waters Thursday afternoon.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”
We are seeing the first detailed scientific scan showing the extent of superstorm Sandy’s wrath and some of the most dramatic changes are on Fire Island.
Life has slowly, but surely, begun to return to normal on hard-hit Fire Island. Dozens of kids finally returned to their school Monday, and they seemed happy about it.
Robert Moses State Park is known as a place for fun in the summertime sun, but it may have to remain closed for a long time to come in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Anxiety, hope and perspective occupied the people on the packed Fire Island Ferry. Seasonal owners were granted three hours to see how their beloved summer homes stood up to Sandy.
For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.
It is estimated that eight out of every 10 homes on Fire Island were destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
Officials estimate as many as eight in ten ocean-front homes on the island were left badly damaged.
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