Pier in Assateague Now Open After Damage from Superstorm Sandy

Aug 15, 2013

Credit noaa.gov

WORCESTER CO., Md. - After a ten month closure, a near casualty of Superstorm Sandy, is now back in working order.

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.

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.

The Public Landing at the end of Route 365 and six miles East of Snow Hill, sits on the Chincoteague Bay. Amenities at the lighted pier include benches, a picnic pavilion, boat moorings, swimming and crabbing.