Funding Secured Through Hagan-Supported Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill
Washington, DC – April 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that the Wilmington Army Corps of Engineers has received an additional $1.5 million for coastal storm damage reduction projects in New Hanover County. The announcement supplements the $16.07 million the Army Corps received Friday to repair inlets and waterways along the North Carolina coast damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The funding was secured through the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which Hagan fought to pass earlier this year.
“I fought for passage of the Hurricane Sandy relief bill so that our communities would receive funding needed to recover,” said Hagan. “Many of our state’s most critical waterways sustained significant damages. I am so pleased that North Carolina received this funding to repair and reopen waterways that residents, visitors and fishermen depend on every single day.”
A full list of projects receiving funding include:
· Carolina Beach and Vicinity, including Kure Beach – $1,500,000
· Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway – Initiate development of plans and specifications – $80,000
· Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay – Maintenance dredging of Oregon Inlet and interior channels – $8,950,000
· Morehead City Harbor – Maintenance dredging of navigation channel – $5,965,000
· Silver Lake Harbor – Maintenance dredging – $220,000
· Carolina Beach Inlet – Government plant maintenance dredging – $250,000
· Lockwoods Folly River – Government plant maintenance dredging – $255,000
· Waterway Connecting Pamlico Sound to Beaufort Harbor – Maintenance dredging – $350,000
The Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which Hagan helped to pass in the Senate in January, provides the resources needed to repair damages to North Carolina’s inlets, waterways, roads and bridges in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Senate passed similar legislation after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and after Hurricane Irene in 2011 to ensure affected states had the funding needed to recover.