Beach erosion

A father and his daughter stroll along a part of the beach that appears to be eroding ahead of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000253" title="Hurricane Earl (2010)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricanes-tropical-storms/hurricane-earl-%282010%29-EVHST0000253.topic">Hurricane Earl</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100807050000" title="Montauk" href="/topic/us/new-york/suffolk-county-%28new-york%29/east-hampton-%28suffolk-new-york%29/montauk-PLGEO100100807050000.topic">Montauk</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100800000000" title="New York" href="/topic/us/new-york-PLGEO100100800000000.topic">New York</a>. Earl weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) as it sped away from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100900000000" title="North Carolina" href="/topic/us/north-carolina-PLGEO100100900000000.topic">North Carolina</a> coast, where its impact appeared to be less than originally expected.

( Reuters photo / September 3, 2010 )

A father and his daughter stroll along a part of the beach that appears to be eroding ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York. Earl weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) as it sped away from the North Carolina coast, where its impact appeared to be less than originally expected.

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