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Sidewalk repairs after Superstorm Sandy in East Lyme

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Repairs continue on the concrete sidewalks at Crescent Beach. Repairs continue on the concrete sidewalks at Crescent Beach.
EAST LYME, CT (WFSB) -

Shoreline towns were busy this month trying to finalize repairs caused by the damage from Superstorm Sandy.

While most of the cleanup is done in East Lyme, neighbors told Eyewitness News there is still plenty more to do.

During Sandy, powerful waves broke apart heavy concrete sidewalks at Crescent Beach as well as at McMook Park.

"I was here the day after; it was horrible," said Sue Morris of East Lyme. "I have photos that I took; it was really bad."

Town leaders recently approved replacing the 390-foot concrete sidewalks damaged at McMook Park and at nearby Crescent Beach.

Members of the Crescent Beach Association told Eyewitness News the walkway will include the memorial bricks that Superstorm Sandy ripped up as well as the benches.

"There are a lot of people that are a lot worse off. Fortunately if this is all that happened to us," said Wayne Moore of East Lyme. "There are still people in Long Island and various areas - they don't even have a house to live in."

At the Niantic Bay Yacht Club, members pushed to complete the repairs they're making to the docks. Volunteers told Eyewitness News the big storm tossed them around the neighborhood like discarded toys.

"We retrieved everything last fall, brought them back here, but a lot of them were badly damaged so we either repaired them or just rebuild and start over again, so," said Harlan Fredericksen of Niantic Bay Yacht Club.

Storm water runoff from Sandy eroded some of this parking lot at McMook Park that is also part of the repair plans.

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