Long Island beaches battered by Hurricane Bill

Long Island?s beaches took a beating from Hurricane Bill over the weekend, causing the worst erosion since 1985, parks officials say.

At Jones Beach, some of the water came up to the boardwalk, flooded the golf course and created large shallow pools of water. George Gorman, of the New York State parks department, says the beach lost about 25 yards of sand, which he calls significant.

Park officials closed half of Robert Moses? Field 5 parking lot because there wasn?t enough sand for people to sit out on.

Swimming was prohibited Monday at all state park beaches because of the dangerous rip currents.

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