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Cornyn Praises Chief’s Report Signing of Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study

TX, United States

HOUSTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after the signing of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Report for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study, which he passed legislation to help expedite and fully fund, to examine how best to protect the Texas Gulf Coast: “As we… Read More

James Carville: Louisiana passed a major test during Hurricane Ida’s onslaught

LA, United States

The state’s coastal authority chairman Chip Kline said it best: “No levee overtopping, no levee failures, no levee breaches — so a very different picture on the ground today after Hurricane Ida, compared to the picture we saw on the ground, following Hurricane Katrina. And that is thanks to the federal investment of $14 billion… Read More

Ida swamped our infrastructure. How can we build better to stop future floods?

NJ, United States

Say “storm drains” to people and their eyes might glaze over. Talk to them about the flooding that inundated the state after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida dumped record rainfall on the state and that’s something most can relate to. Flash flooding from Ida washed away cars, inundanted basements and streets and was blamed… Read More

Questions on $16B Plan to Ease Back Bay Flooding at Jersey Shore

NJ, United States

‘It doesn’t eliminate all damage, but it will greatly reduce damages,’ said Robert Hampson, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps A proposed $16 billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers… Read More

Editorial: $29 billion won’t stop the Big One. Here’s why the Ike Dike is still worth it.

TX, United States

Doomsday, we’re told, will go something like this: A 20-foot storm surge propelled by 150 mph winds from a cyclonic beast spawned in the balmy Gulf of Mexico is on a collision course with the Houston Ship Channel. The wave tosses debris, vehicles, shipping containers into refineries and chemical plants, unleashing pyrotechnic clouds of toxicity… Read More

Horry County Council pushes flood ordinance revision back to I&R committee

SC, United States

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County leaders didn’t make a decision Tuesday on revising the county’s flood ordinance to further protect life and property. The ordinance says new homes would require an elevation three feet above the Federal Emergency Management Agency or supplemental flood zones, whichever is higher. The supplemental flood zone is based… Read More

North Carolina Program Aims to Help Coastal Towns Plan, Protect Against Floods

NC, United States

Pine Knoll Shores, a small barrier island town on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, is known for its sandy beaches, a popular aquarium—and for flooding when major storms blow in along the coast. “People here are used to being in the path of hurricanes, tropical storms, major rain events, floods and everything else,” says Mayor John Brodman…. Read More

Beach renourishment underway in Bay County with GLDD

FL, United States

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – Dredging barges started pumping sand along Panama City Beach’s shoreline last week, starting at Pinnacle Port, heading east to Sunnyside. According to Bay County Commissioner Philip “Griff” Griffitts, this $28.5 million beach rebuild will be one of the largest in Bay County’s history. “It’ll be all winter long and… Read More

Seeking solutions for NC shoreline and fisheries

NC, United States

Projects focusing on coastal habitat resilience and regulations eying species restoration offer hope for fisheries despite climate change. Waves, inland runoff and a record tidal surge from Hurricane Florence in September 2018 battered the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, whose northern perimeter borders the Neuse River southeast of New Bern. To reinforce the… Read More

As flooding persists in western Emerald Isle, town seeks millions through federal grant program for filtration collaboration

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night voted 5-0 to authorize town manager Matt Zapp to send the federal government a letter of intent to apply for grant funds to cover a multi-million-dollar flood prevention project. The vote came during the board’s monthly session in the meeting room on Highway 58 and virtually via GoToWebinar…. Read More

J.F. Brennan Co. Finishes Dredging 1.2 million Cu.Yds of material from Fountain Lake

MN, United States

After four years of dredging at Fountain Lake, our work is nearing completion! Our dredge Vic Buhr, pictured below operating near Bancroft Creek, has a couple days worth of dredging remaining. This dredged material will head to one of the confined disposal facilities where the dredge slurry is managed and the water is discharged back… Read More

Protecting Collier County’s coastlines: How commissioners plan to keep working with Army Corps

FL, United States

Collier County commissioners agreed to continue working with USACE after failed attempt to sever ties with coastal resiliency study. A Collier commissioner’s effort Tuesday to sever ties with a federal study meant to protect the county’s shores from storm risks fell through. Board of Collier County Commissioner Chairwoman Penny Taylor asked her fellow board members… Read More

NTSB report Says INACCURATE STABILITY CALCULATIONS CAUSED 2019 CAPSIZE OF CAR CARRIER GOLDEN RAY: $200million of loss in Georgia

United States

Inaccurate stability calculations caused the capsizing of the Majuro-flagged vehicle carrier Golden Ray, an incident that resulted in US$200 million worth of damages, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday, September 14. The Marine Accident Report details the NTSB’s investigation of the September 8, 2019, capsizing of the roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier Golden Ray… Read More

Beyond sand castles: Sculptors create dunes to save America’s shoreline

United States

A ghost crab skitters into the cordgrass. Sea oats bow to a southerly breeze. A kestrel swoops hard on a hunt for beach mice. Alan Robertson takes stock of a scene that is in some ways more movie set than nature’s handiwork. Clad in the coastal fashion – red fisherman’s shirt, khaki shorts, and flip-flops… Read More

Shipping container rates continue to soar despite increased attention

TX, United States

The Town Council is Oak Island’s governing body, consisting of 5 Council Members and the Mayor. The Town Council sets Town policy, enacts ordinances, and adopts the annual budget. Regular Meetings for the Council are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor… Read More

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