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NY - East Hampton's shoreline is in danger due to sea level rise

Homes, businesses and transportation on Long Island’s South Fork are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to consultants for the town of East Hampton.

Homes, businesses and transportation on Long Island’s South Fork are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to consultants for the town of East Hampton.

They were hired to create a draft of the town’s Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan. They examined how extreme weather and coastal erosion could impact flooding in low-lying communities, like Montauk.

Kevin McAllister, the founder of the environmental group Defend H2O, said the town needs to act fast with preventative measures before it becomes too late.

“The longer we wait, the more costly and difficult it will be to really execute climate change adaptation,” said McAllister, who also lives in East Hampton.

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