Tue December 11, 2012
RI beaches have begun to recover after Super Storm Sandy
By ELISABETH HARRISON
PROVIDENCE, RI –
The Rhode Island coast line was changed by Super Storm Sandy, especially in the southwest corner of the state.
Geologist Janet Freedman says that the state's beaches started recovering almost immediately after Super Storm Sandy had passed by. The sand which had washed out to sea has started to be pushed back onto the shore.
The sand dunes will need more time to recover. Freedman says those dunes took the brunt of the storm and saved houses in the southwest coast of Rhode Island. However the growing season has ended for the beach grass which holds the dunes together. In some areas "snow fences" have been set up to help dunes restore themselves.
Freedman also warns that although Sandy was a powerful storm, she was not the worst we could be hit with.
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