Consultants recommend dramatic changes to Montauk to fend off sea-level rise

February 14, 2018 12:02PM

Consultants hired by East Hampton to plan for the future of the hamlets of Wainscott, East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett and Montauk reported back to the town with ideas to protect them from sea-level rise. The most dramatic changes were proposed for the downtown and harbor areas of Montauk, where the recommendation is to buy-out businesses and move them inland. The consultants also suggested changes across the area to rebuild beaches and dunes as a buffer against storm surges. [EHS]