Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet
Long Beach Island, NY
The highly developed communities along the south shore of Long Island, NY, from Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, have experienced major flooding during storms. In 1960, Hurricane Donna forced 300 families to evacuate the area. If Donna occurred today, it would cost residents over $20 million in damages (1994 price levels). In October 2012, Super Storm Sandy severely damaged the area, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The proposed project would provide coastal storm damage risk reduction to the highly developed communities in this area.
For more information please read the project Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.
*** February 2016 Update - The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the Final version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Atlantic Coast of Long Island Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet Long Beach Island, New York Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Project:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with partnering agencies and governmental bodies, hosted a public information session in Long Beach Thursday evening, March 6, 2014 to share further details about the proposed Long Beach project and speak directly with interested members of the public looking for further information.