Hurricane Sandy created a breach in a barrier island

Hurricane Sandy created a breach in the Otis Pike High Dunes Wilderness Area at Fire Island National Seashore in NY

Detailed Description

Extreme storms can drastically increase water levels and wave energy causing a breach, or complete erosion of the island itself. Hurricane Sandy created a breach in the Otis Pike High Dunes Wilderness Area at Fire Island National Seashore in NY.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3008 x 1960

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Fire Island, NY, US

Credits

U.S. Geological Survey