Superstorm Sandy

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7:37 am
Fri September 12, 2014

FEMA Seeks Overpayments for Superstorm Sandy Recipients


The Federal Emergency Management agency is investigating 45-hundred households that it says may have received overpayments  in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

After hurricane Sandy hit FEMA sent out some $1.4 billion in aid to residents along the East Coast – especially in New York and New Jersey.

In Maryland Somerset County residents were hit the hardest.

And many are now just getting their homes rebuilt.

Tina Throne, a Somerset County resident, told WBOC that she was surprised to hear some people may have to pay money back.

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8:44 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Beach Replinishment Moves Toward Lewes

Indian River Inlet

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Beach replenishment is nearing completion at the Indian River Inlet and moving north to Lewes.

The News Journal reports  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.

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11:45 am
Mon October 28, 2013

More Federal Money for Maryland Communities Hit by Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy

EASTON, Md. (AP) - The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $19 million in aid to Maryland communities hit by Superstorm Sandy.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown  announced the funding through the Community Development Block Grant program this morning in Easton.

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9:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Two Parking Lots Move Inland at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Park
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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.

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.

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9:20 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Pier in Assateague Now Open After Damage from Superstorm Sandy


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.

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8:59 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Tourist Inquiries for Maryland and Delaware Up

Ocean City
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Maryland and Delaware tourism officials say there’s been a 20 percent uptick in information requests about activities in the region.

And there were similar spikes in Web traffic from the New Jersey and New York areas this year.

Whether they will come is still not clear.

Joseph Seneca, professor at Rutgers University released as study in January, saying they will after the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy.

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9:27 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Impact on Wildlife of Superstorm Sandy Studied

Red Knot, migratory bird that feeds along Delaware Shore
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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.

For the study, technicians have visited hundreds of marshes to assess bird populations and measure vegetation.

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9:25 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Dunes Work Begins At End of July For Delaware Beaches

Indian River Inlet Marina

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.

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.

$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.

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8:52 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Delmarva Power Rate Hike Request Gets Public Hearing in Salisbury

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The Delmarva Power request for a 5.5 percent rate hike will be getting some scrutiny in Salisbury this Thursday in Salisbury.

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.

The rate increase would raise electric bills by an average of $7.74 a month with a new typical charge coming in at $147.

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