Tons of Sandy debris removed from Fire Island

The cleanup needed to be completed before the federally protected Piping Plovers begin their Spring nesting.

The cleanup needed to be completed before the federally protected Piping Plovers begin their Spring nesting. (4/1/13)

FIRE ISLAND - Thousands of tons of Superstorm Sandy debris from Fire Island was removed on schedule over the weekend, according to Newsday.

The cleanup needed to be completed before the federally protected Piping Plovers begin their Spring nesting.

The storm severely damaged homes and businesses on the popular vacation destination.

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