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February 23, 2013

A weekend snow repeat

February storms taking their toll on region

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The blizzard earlier this month hit state-owned Salisbury Beach especially hard, affecting areas that had never before been damaged by previous storms. Following that storm, selectmen expressed their concern for the beach itself and the homes abutting it.

Although the dunes protected many oceanfront homes toward the middle part of North End Boulevard during that storm, Selectman Jerry Klima said the formations took a beating, leaving them seriously, and even dangerously, eroded.

Klima said if more storms hit in quick succession, the already eroded dunes might fail completely, leaving homes at risk.

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