Erosion puts Sound Beach homes on the edge

Sound Beach homeowners say the latest rain has brought the shore dangerously close to their homes.

Residents Edith Hotis and Irv Frankel say Monday and Tuesday?s storm has eroded feet of land from in front of their homes, which sit on a cliff overlooking the water.

Both homeowners say they've spent untold amounts of money to preserve the dunes and keep their houses intact. They say insurance won?t cover the costs of retaining walls.

The Town of Brookhaven says it has waved fees for coastal erosion repair permits. Rep. Tim Bishop?s office tells News 12 Long Island the congressman will see what sort of federal help may be available.

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