LI beaches take a beating

? Long Island?s beaches took another beating Monday as heavy rain and winds hit the area.

State leaders said they were well aware of the beach erosion problem and dumped sand in order to help. About 200,000-cubic yards of sand was dumped along Gilgo Beach and Robert Moses State Park Monday to areas that have seen the worst erosion in 20 years.

State Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman said all the rain in the past few weeks has done a lot of damage, and the high tide and wind posed a potential disaster.

Officials are confident the million-dollar beach re-nourishment program that is funded by the federal government will help.

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