Along the whole of the South Fork, ocean beaches were erased by the sea for most of Monday and Tuesday and dune systems battered by the towering waves impacting with them with the force of a locomotive.
Areas with thin or small dune systems were almost uniformly overrun by the surf. In several places along barrier islands in Hampton Bays, East Quogue and Quogue the ocean washed across Dune Road and flowed into Shinnecock and Tiana Bay. In Bridgehampton and Sagaponack overwashes into coastal ponds occurred in several places as well.
A beachfront cottage in Wainscott, owned... more