Michael Waltz Wants Federal Funds for Shore Protection Projects After Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

This week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-FLA., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Conor requesting funding for shore protection, or beach renourishment projects in Volusia, Flagler, and St. Johns Counties and the City of Daytona Beach Stormwater and Flood Protection Project.

The requests follow destruction from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole in North Central Florida. The letter accompanied a call Connor where Waltz emphasized the need for federal assistance and a plan for rebuilding the coast with state and local partners.

“Storm surge from back-to-back hurricanes ravaged our beaches, dunes, and coastal armoring. It’s clear that North Central Florida needs federal Army Corps of Engineers projects to protect our coastal communities,” said Waltz. “I continue to advocate for supplemental disaster assistance for Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. Once aid is signed into law, my goal is for the Biden administration to fund these projects in Volusia, Flagler, and St Johns, which will be the Biden administration’s discretion.”

The letter urges serious consideration for the following projects:

City of Daytona Beach Stormwater and Flood Protection
Volusia County Shore Protection Project
Flagler County- remaining shoreline excluding active projects
St Johns County shore protection- from southern reach of St Augustine Shore Protection Project to Flagler County line.
St Johns County- Summer Haven shore protection

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