Babylon calls for federal fix for beach erosion

Babylon Town officials are calling on the federal government to conduct a dredging project for Gilgo Beach after repeated erosion.

After this weekend?s storm, Town of Babylon Emergency Preparedness official Gil Hanse says a dredging project is the only way to compete with Mother Nature.

If a similar storm hits Gilgo again this winter, the beach could disappear Hanse says. Not only could the beach disappear, but Ocean Parkway behind it could be in danger as well.

Rebuilding beaches in that area could cost tens of millions of dollars. The Army Corps of Engineers tells News 12 Long Island no funding has been approved.

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