Update: August 2019
Sand placement operations have been completed. Dune crossing work is expected to continue as scheduled.
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.
In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with partnering agencies and governmental bodies, hosted public information sessions in Long Beach, NY on June 27-28, 2018 to share further details about the Long Beach project and speak directly with interested members of the public looking for further information.
The presentation from the meetings can be found here.
For more information please read the project Fact Sheet.