Nassau officials visit Massachusetts anti-flood barrier

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Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy led a contingent of Nassau County lawmakers to Massachusetts Monday for a firsthand look at some flood prevention measures.

A device like the New Bedford Hurricane Protection Barrier, which protects about 1,400 acres of land from flooding, could be used to protect Freeport, Kennedy says.

"We're looking for a way that we can prevent the flooding, rather than being resilient and rebuilding after," he says.

Nassau officials are looking into building storm gates along the South Shore.

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