A dune nearly 16 feet above sea level stretching the length of Long Beach’s shoreline and enough sand to raise the height of the beach itself by as much as 5 feet are part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to protect [New York’s] Long Beach from future hurricanes, city officials announced Monday (March 18).

Superstorm Sandy washed over the beach and devastated the city [last year], causing an estimated $250 million in damage.

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