$700M flood-control project on Long Island to begin in January

Thirteen miles of dunes will be built on New York's Fire Island as part of a $700 million project to protect Long Island's south shore against flooding. The project includes elevating roads and more than 4,000 homes, and reconstructing wetlands and other natural barriers. "This January we're finally going to start seeing shovels in the ground -- and protective dunes rising -- after more than 50 years of planning," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

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