LI's already-battered beaches take another hit

Forecasters and emergency officials predict this weekend?s storm may bring the worst beach erosion Long Island has seen in years.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida are pounding the South Shore with rain and heavy winds, creating the perfect conditions for beach erosion.

Babylon Emergency Preparedness official Gil Hanse says about 100 cubic yards of sand have left South Shore beaches and are clogging up the Fire Island Inlet. This creates dangerous conditions for boats in that area.

Parks officials hope the federal government will come up with the funds to dredge the inlet and restore South Shore beaches before next summer.

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