NC - North Topsail Beach Awarded $13.69 Million for Beach Restoration After Hurricane Florence

The 2021 Hurricane Season officially begins today, but one local town is getting help for a hurricane that impacted the region three years ago.

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The 2021 Hurricane Season officially begins today, but one local town is getting help for a hurricane that impacted the region three years ago.

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $13,696,691 to reimburse the Town of North Topsail Beach for beach restoration after Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program covers installation of 607,059 cubic yards of beach sand along 18,500 linear feet at the north and south ends of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County, and sand fencing to protect the dunes at beach access points.

FEMA’s share for this project is $10,272,518 and the state’s share is $3,424,172.

The Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

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