Photos: A Look Back at Sandy's Destruction in East Hampton

Take a look back at what Sandy left behind.

The Beach Barge at Gurney's Inn was leveled. Credit: Taylor K. Vecsey
The Beach Barge at Gurney's Inn was leveled. Credit: Taylor K. Vecsey
When Superstorm Sandy hit East Hampton on Oct. 29, 2012, the destruction didn't discriminate, causing damage from Wainscott to Montauk and all in between.

Billionaire Ron Lauder's cottage on the ocean beach in Wainscott was destroyed. The ocean washed over the dune into Wainscott Pond and there were even fish up on Main Street, across from the Wainscott School.

Some classrooms at the Montauk School were a soaking mess. The rubberized roof on a portion of the school's 1965 addition, which faces the black top playground, was blown back on itself, exposing four classrooms underneath it. No structural damage occurred, and the damage was quickly repaired, according to Jack Perna, the school principal and district superintendent. School was cancelled that entire week.

On Gerard Drive in Springs, the asphalt on the road completely washed away, and waves washed over West Lake Drive, damaging Gosman's parking lot and several houses along Soundview Drive, on the northside of Montauk. 

Gurney's Inn Beach Barge, a snack shack about 30 years old the ocean, was destroyed. It has since been rebuilt.

Mulford Lane, on the northside of Amagansett was completely flooded, forcing residents who tried to ride out the storm to evacuate.

What do you remember most about the destruction from Sandy? Tell us in the comments below.


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