State Of Emergency Called As High Tides Wash Over Southampton Road

Nov 21, 2019

The Town of Southampton declared a state of emergency earlier this week after high tides hit the eastern part of Dune Road.

It’s the fourth time town officials have declared a state of emergency for the barrier island in the last six weeks.

Suffolk County had been dredging thousands of tons of sand to rebuild the dune and beach in Hampton Bays.

Waves pushed piles of sand onto the roadway on Monday morning. The state of emergency ran until it was lifted on Tuesday.

Town officials want help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge more sand to bolster the beach.

A spokesman for the Corps’ New York office says they got a request from the state and have gotten funds to assess the damage and provide aid.