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NPC Newsmaker Program: Army Corps of Engineers to discuss Sandy recovery program in 2014, likely the largest beach-building program ever in the United States

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will present information on the recovery progress the Army Corps has made since Hurricane Sandy – and discuss an ongoing study to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast – at a National Press Club Newsmakers News Conference on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. in the club's Lisagor Room.

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Since Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed repairs on dozens of Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, completed restoration of 12 engineered beach projects along the coast, and is actively working over 100 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage.

In 2014, the Army Corps will complete its remaining work along the Atlantic coast to restore previously constructed beach projects to their authorized dimensions and start work on 18 new engineered beach projects in areas that previously did not have engineered beaches. These 18 new projects, including a large portion of the New Jersey coast, will complement the previously constructed beach projects and reduce risk to areas that were vulnerable when Sandy hit.

In total, the 2014 coastal program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, headed by Army Brig. Gen. Savre, will likely be the largest beach-building program ever in the United States.

CONTACTS:
At the Press Club:
Herb Perone, Newsmaker event host
301-512-7636, [email protected]

At the Army Corps of Engineers:

Media are invited to contact the Corps' Hurricane Sandy Coastal Management Division with questions or to make interview requests by calling 347-370-4772, 917-371-0144 or e-mail [email protected].

SOURCE National Press Club

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