National Press Club

Army Corps of Engineers to Discuss Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction

May 20, 2014 | By Herb Perrone | herb@peronecomm.com

Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will provide an update on Hurricane Sandy repair projects at a Newsmakers event today at 10 am in theZenger Room. He will also discuss an ongoing study to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the north Atlantic coast.

To date, the Corps has completed repairs on dozens of Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, has completed restoration of 17 beach projects, and is actively working over 100 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage. Those include 18 new beach projects in areas that previously did not have federally funded risk-reduction systems. 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 upcoming coastal program of the North Atlantic division, which Savre heads, is the largest beach-building program the Corps has ever undertaken.

Like all Newsmakers events, this event is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.