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Orient Beach in Long Island will reopen this weekend after Hurricane Sandy damage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

Sandy wrecked the beach, on the north fork of Long Island, ruining the entrance road and eroding the shoreline. All of the park’s building were flooded with water, which also destroyed dozens of trees and a lifeguard shack.

The state park will reopen Saturday.

 

Cuomo said the region will reopen more than 30 state parks by Memorial Day weekend.

“We continue to make tremendous progress in repairing damage to the parks’ roads, landscaping, infrastructure and beaches caused by Superstorm Sandy,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo also announced federal approval of $1.7 billion today to help housing recovery in the state.

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