National Press Club

Corps of Engineers to update Hurricane Sandy recovery progress at Newsmaker May 21

May 14, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will update media on the Corps’ progress on post-Hurricane Sandy repair, cleanup and prevention projects at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

Savre will also provide information on 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 engineered beach projects along the coast and is actively working on more than 100 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage.

Among them are 18 new engineered beach projects in areas that previously did not have federally funded risk-reduction systems. These 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, which Savre heads, is the largest beach-building program the Army Corps has ever undertaken.

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

Contacts: Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Committee chair, 301-512-7636, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Sandy Coastal Management Division, 347-370-4550,