Long Beach votes to resurrect storm protection plan

The plan would have the Army Corps of

The plan would have the Army Corps of Engineers push sand onto the beach. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

LONG BEACH - Long Beach is taking steps to try to protect its beaches and its residents from the next catastrophic storm.

The Long Beach City Council voted to resurrect a storm protection plan that will have the Army Corps of Engineers come in to push more sand onto the beach and under the boardwalk.

Back in 2006, the city council unanimously voted down the $98-million measure.

City Manager Jack Schnirman says the Army Corps of Engineers helped build up Lido Beach and Point Lookout, two areas that fared better than Long Beach during Hurricane Sandy.

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