State takes steps to closing Fire Island breach
GalleriesAerial photos of superstorm Sandy damage Fire Island Sandy photos Sandy's impact on Long Island
Web linksSandy coverage by town
Initial steps to close the breach on Fire Island started Thursday, but state officials said they did not formally request a closure.
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking the agency to prepare to close the breach, but noted that bids to do the work will not be issued if the cut "closes to a sufficient...