The East Hampton Star: Montauk [New York] became an island for several hours on Monday night going into Tuesday when the sea joined marsh water to overtop Montauk Highway at the east end of Napeague. It was the first time the Napeague isthmus has been flooded to that extent since Hurricane Carol in 1954.
Hours before Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey the storm’s surge, compounded by a full-moon tide, had raised the sea level considerably. Water in Montauk Harbor was lapping at marina docks even before a northeast wind began to blow in earnest.
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