Wilmington District receives $27.6M for hurricane damage repairs

Published Feb. 9, 2012
Wilmington, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just announced it received about $27.6 million in emergency operations and maintenance funds to restore multiple coastal projects in North Carolina to pre-Hurricane Irene conditions.

The fiscal year 2012 (FY12) emergency supplemental funds allocated to the Wilmington District will be used for activities including jetty repairs at Masonboro Inlet, and maintenance dredging at Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay, Wilmington Harbor, Morehead City Harbor and at shallow draft inlets and channels, all of which sustained considerable damage from shoaling after Hurricane Irene.

"These communities were hit with millions of dollars in damage from the August 2011 storm and this is our opportunity to provide much needed federal support to restore these areas to their pre-storm conditions," said Army Col. Steven Baker, Wilmington District commander. “Completion of restoration efforts will significantly improve coastal navigation safety, and assist the United States Coast Guard in their search and rescue missions.”

Release no. 18-047