Early reports from Fire Island Pines indicate widespread damage but no homes lost or Cherry Grove. Nevertheless Hurricane Sandy appears to have affected Fire Island in profound ways, including destruction of many of the protective dunes.
Residents attempt to restore order to their street, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sandy, on October 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images
A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday, Oct. More than 50 homes were destroyed in a fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) less
Boats and other debris sit on the track on the Long Island Railroad's Long Beach Branch near the bridge at Reynolds Channel in Island Park/Long Beach, New York.
Flooding, generators source of post-Sandy health concerns
MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Cars move past downed power wires on Sunrise Highway on November 1, 2012 in Massapequa Park, New York. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. Photo: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images / 2012 Getty Images