SANDY DOES NOT MEAN A SANDY BEACH ANY MORE!!

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 30HA0800896

SANDY DOES NOT MEAN A SANDY BEACH ANY MORE!!

Here is the latest from Southampton and the storm that blew through here 2 days ago....

We are doing fine here---except for the major loss of trees, waterfront homes and beaches. Power is out and the internet is spotty, so to get on to AR today is quite a feat!

With the horrific happenings at Breezy Point in Queens and the awful wipe out of the beaches in New Jersey taking the top spots of disastrous events, I feel very fortunate that we didn't have it worse here. We were VERY lucky!

Normal will not be very fast in returning so we are all working together to get through this event with as little stress as possible.

A FEW PHOTOS OF THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF SANDY:TREES TOOK THE MOST DAMAGE

LITTLE PLAINS BEACH WENT OUT TO SEA The beach at the end of Little Plains was wiped out to sea--the water and wind rushed in and took about 6 feet of sand out with it when it left. Beach front homes were in-undated by water, with the dunes being breached by the force of the hurricane, leaving several feet of water on the opposite side of the dunes and in the front yards of many of the ocean front mansions. 

 

Water and wind created an event that kept going for over 8 hours, uprooting trees, clearing beaches of benches and docks, leaving an early groin from the 60's exposed for the first time in 40 years. Little Plains Beach was devastated and will take many tons of sand to re-build the beach; that won't happen for a very long time I think.

LOTS OF PEOPEL GATHERED AT THE BEACHES AFTER THE STORM--ANGRY WAVESBEACHES ARE GONE

There will be more photos to come as this storm and it's after-effects become more clear---The "Long Island Express" of 1938 now has it's closest comparable storm!

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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
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Paula I'm so glad to hear you are safe and sound.  It's been horrific watching the news with the devastion that happened in New York and New Jersey and elsewhere.  Like you mentioned - now is the time everybody will come together to work together.  Keep posting and letting us know how it's going. Stay Safe!

Oct 31, 2012 02:31 AM #1
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Anna:..Like your costume! We of course will NOT have Holloween here--maybe next week. It is Really something to be viewing the event from my house and neighborhood ....and then to get to the office and see the TV reports telling us what has happened here It is very fortunate that we did not have a bigger loss of life here!!! People were prepared and I think the media can take credit for being over the top in their reporting of the advent of the storm. We had days to prepare and that was wise indeed!

Oct 31, 2012 02:39 AM #2
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Li Read
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So glad that everyone is ok, in your immediate space.   That kind of destruction is possible to repair, but it takes time.   Thinking of you.

Oct 31, 2012 02:52 AM #3
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Steven Cook
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Paula -- glad to hear you and yours weathered the storm reasonably well.  Thank you for some pictures from areas that news media may skip over.   Blessings on the coming cleanup.

Oct 31, 2012 02:57 AM #4
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Li: Thank you so much for your well wishes!! As the day unfolds here we can see the real hit and it is not a small one---the hardest hit area is the estate section where 200 year and older trees were brought down---so many are gone now! I will try to get photos before they get the trees cut up--it is quite awesome!

Steve: There are places so much worse off then we are here but the way things unfold in the local news they ususally do not publish this kind of news nationally because of the fact it is a resort area! People will be recovering from this one for many months!

Oct 31, 2012 05:34 AM #5
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
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Paula: sounds like Sandy was selective with its destruction in your area. It's awful to watch so many communities be pretty much wiped out, others overflowing with water or sand.  Luckily, the sand usually comes on the beaches.

Oct 31, 2012 02:48 PM #6
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Hella: It was really a bad one! The repairs and electrical service will take 10 days to  2 weeks to be available agian...But it could have been so much worse! We are all thankful that it was not! :)

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