Superstorm Sandy http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Beach Replinishment Moves Toward Lewes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/beach-replinishment-moves-toward-lewes <p>REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Beach replenishment is nearing completion at the Indian River Inlet and moving north to Lewes.</p><p>The<a href="http://delonline.us/HPCl0T"> News Journal </a>reports&nbsp; that work to repair erosion caused by Superstorm Sandy last year is already complete in Fenwick Island, Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth beaches. The state received nearly $30 million in federal funds to restore the beaches to a width of about 200 feet from the surf line to the dunes.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:44:31 +0000 Don Rush 44462 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Beach Replinishment Moves Toward Lewes More Federal Money for Maryland Communities Hit by Superstorm Sandy http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/more-federal-money-maryland-communities-hit-superstorm-sandy <p>EASTON, Md. (AP) - The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $19 million in aid to Maryland communities hit by Superstorm Sandy.</p><p>Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown &nbsp;announced the funding through the Community Development Block Grant program this morning in Easton.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:45:53 +0000 Don Rush 43679 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net More Federal Money for Maryland Communities Hit by Superstorm Sandy Two Parking Lots Move Inland at Assateague Island National Seashore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/two-parking-lots-move-inland-assateague-island-national-seashore <p>BERLIN, Md. (AP) - Assateague Island National Seashore says two parking lots should be moved inland to prepare for the next big storm on Maryland's coast.</p><p>The proposal comes after Superstorm Sandy had a significant impact on the park last year. The Daily Times reports Maryland became eligible to receive emergency funds for federally owned roads to finance the parking lot relocations.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:17:39 +0000 Don Rush 40803 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Two Parking Lots Move Inland at Assateague Island National Seashore Pier in Assateague Now Open After Damage from Superstorm Sandy http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pier-assateague-now-open-after-damage-superstorm-sandy <p>WORCESTER CO., Md. - After a ten month closure, a near casualty of Superstorm Sandy, is now back in working order.</p><p>The Public Landing Pier in Worcester County, which was severely damaged in Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, has officially been repaired, and is once again open to the public.</p><p>WMDT reports that the repairs cost more than $198,225, which was covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and insurance settlement funds, along with unobligated funds from the Public Landing Bulkhead/Marina Project.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:20:55 +0000 Don Rush 39474 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pier in Assateague Now Open After Damage from Superstorm Sandy Tourist Inquiries for Maryland and Delaware Up http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tourist-inquiries-maryland-and-delaware <p>Maryland and Delaware tourism officials say there’s been a 20 percent uptick in information requests about activities in the region.</p><p>And there were similar spikes in Web traffic from the New Jersey and New York areas this year.</p><p>Whether they will come is still not clear.</p><p>Joseph Seneca, professor at Rutgers University released as study in January, saying they will after the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:59:56 +0000 Don Rush 38872 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Tourist Inquiries for Maryland and Delaware Up Impact on Wildlife of Superstorm Sandy Studied http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/impact-wildlife-superstorm-sandy-studied <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A research team is looking at the effects that Superstorm Sandy had on birds and plants in tidal marshes from Maine to Virginia.</p><p>For the study, technicians have visited hundreds of marshes to assess bird populations and measure vegetation.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:27:07 +0000 Don Rush 38617 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Impact on Wildlife of Superstorm Sandy Studied Dunes Work Begins At End of July For Delaware Beaches http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dunes-work-begins-end-july-delaware-beaches <p>At the end of July the U.S. Army Corps of engineers is set to begin replenishing the sand dunes on the north side of the Indian River Inlet.</p><p>It will involve dredging 400-thousand cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor to replace the sand that was lost to Hurricane Sandy last year.</p><p>$6.6 million under the Superstorm’s relief package from Washington will being spent on the project while another $19 million go to the rehabilitation of the breaches at Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:25:34 +0000 Don Rush 38109 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Dunes Work Begins At End of July For Delaware Beaches Delmarva Power Rate Hike Request Gets Public Hearing in Salisbury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-power-rate-hike-request-gets-public-hearing-salisbury <p>The Delmarva Power request for a 5.5 percent rate hike will be getting some scrutiny in Salisbury this Thursday in Salisbury.</p><p>A commission appointed by the governor will be examining this second rate increase request in as many years from the region’s largest power company which serves half a million customers in Delaware and Eastern Shore.</p><p>The rate increase would raise electric bills by an average of $7.74 a month with a new typical charge coming in at $147.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:52:23 +0000 Don Rush 36632 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Power Rate Hike Request Gets Public Hearing in Salisbury