Storm closes Robert Moses; parts of Jones Beach flooded
The effects of Hurricane Bill left Long Island's beaches soggy and flooded, although some that were closed are reopening today.
The Robert Moses State Park beach remains closed and underwater, said state parks spokesman George Gorman, Jr. Much of Jones Beach also is flooded, Gorman said, including the Pitch and Putt Course and many of the parking lots. Nevertheless, Jones Beach is open today, except for Field Six, and Robert Moses is expected to reopen later today.
Gorman said the flooding hasn't been this severe since 1985's Hurricane Gloria.
In Montauk, about 2,000 surfers hit the beach as waves reached peaks not seen in 17 years, Gorman said.
Nassau County beaches have reopened this morning, after being closed due to bacteria concerns.
All beaches in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens remain closed today.