The National Weather Service has just doubled the snow forecast total to 10-14 inches now with whiteout conditions.High tides will be 2-4 feet above astronomical level, with possible flooding and beacxh erosion.
The burning question: Point Lookout, Lido Beach, Long Beach- Rumor Busted!
holy…you know what.
Rumor has it someone was talking to an experienced disaster relief person from out of state.
When discussing the mounting garbage pile forming at Nickerson Beach, they said something like: “yeah, they did that in New Orleans with Katrina and then they burned it all in place. It burned for weeks. Of course, in New Orleans the nearby inhabitants couldn’t live near the places they were putting the trash.”
I spoke to officials from the Fire Dept: this is absolutely untrue and they would fight it if it were to be.
you just cannot get the scope of it from these pictures but it is about as deep as it is wide, covering almost that entire lot.
It’s bad enough :
our drinking water is teetering on the edge,
The bay is being flooded daily with untreated sewage from Bay Park in East Rockaway, worse than the “normal” amount of sewage Nassau County has been illegally dumping into the bay.
Source: Newsday- Sewage issue needs repair
Last Tuesday the north easterly wind had everyone in town’s saying : “what’s that smell” again.
Fire officials went out and checked-it’s not methane, it’s probably seaweed rotting again in the cove and elsewhere-wherever it washed up to.
That problem is being fixed… The town may be dredging and pumping sand back in as we speak in the cove area. Beach side, it looks like they’ve piled up sand in an attempt to temporarily replicate the missing dunes.
From the Civic Association this week:
re: our dunes, we reiterate that it is vital people stay off of them!!
The dunes protected our town from the ocean, in part saving us from the degree of damage experienced in Long Beach. While the dunes served us well during the storm, they are fragile. Walking, playing, etc. on the dunes can easily break the roots of the plants on the dunes. Once these roots are broken and the plants die, the strength of the dune is wiped out. Dead plants equal worthless dunes.
There have been numerous, unsettling reports of people walking on the newly exposed dunes, walking dogs on them and even kids boogie boarding down them!?! How quickly some forget their importance, and the fact that until recently there were fences protecting them and signs stating to stay off them.
Looks like a big delivery arrived for the gas station…
are you getting used to going elsewhere for gas? I’m, NOT!
No More Library in Point Lookout?
PLCA sent this email:
The Long Beach Library will hold a special meeting in the High School Library on Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 at 7:30pm to discuss “the future of the Point Lookout Branch”. As you are likely aware our branch remains closed.
We urge attendance by local residents to show that the branch is important to us and we care about its future.
that’s Tonight everyone!!!
When I look at the beach, I can feel what’s been lost, but I need to see the before and after for myself, so here goes, as best I can get.
I have to say-overall, we are very lucky here in Point Lookout. Yes some of our neighbors were hit hard and lost a lot-maybe most everything. Our hearts go out to them. At least our town itself isn’t crippled like elsewhere with garbage, house rip-outs and floated dead cars literally blocking the street.
For me, the thing that keeps hitting home is- we were spared the ocean coming into town. Why is this relevant?
1- The town is graded to drain rainwater (and anything else) to the bay, meaning the high point is at the ocean. Any break through would wash the entire town over-with wave action we did not have from the bay.
2- This was due partially to the dunes keeping the ocean back.
3- The dunes are mostly gone. As anyone who has ever built a sandcastle knows, you can pile sand all you want, that alone does not make a dune. It must have some understructure, years of rain packing it down and vegetation to hold it all together.
I heard today the town has started pumping sand back in and will be following up with pictures if I can find it.
A friend shared this mesmerizing video taken of the Long Beach Boardwalk during Sandy:
That video is coincidentally the same exact area of boardwalk pictured in our post “Point Lookout and Hurricane Sandy Week 2”
Want to share any before and after pictures with us?