‘Tobay Beach has been swept away’: Overnight storm leaves behind trail of destruction

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino also said the pavilion that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy years ago is now on the verge of collapsing.

News 12 Staff

Apr 4, 2024, 9:47 AM

Updated 45 days ago

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The overnight storm left behind a trail of destruction at Tobay Beach in the Town of Oyster Bay.
“Our beloved Tobay Beach has been swept away,” said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino.
Saladino is calling the continued erosion of popular Tobay Beach a high-level emergency.
The supervisor said he is calling on state and federal lawmakers to step in and help, as trucks dumping 44,000 tons of sand each spring at the shoreline is not enough.
The dunes that protect Ocean Parkway are also gone, Saladino told News 12’s Caroline Flynn.
"This is the worst, the most dangerous and the most eroded Tobay has ever been in my lifetime," adding, "we need help right now," he said.
Saladino also said the pavilion that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy years ago is now on the verge of collapsing because the sand was swept away.
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