Mon October 28, 2013
Delaware's Successful Comeback From Hurricane Sandy
One year after Superstorm Sandy Delaware’s tourism industry has successfully survived the massive storm.
2 million cubic yards of sand has been used to shore up the beaches scoured by the hurricane.
Federal funding was also used to widen and beef up the north beach to protect the highway in the Indian River Inlet where waves from Sandy drove sand drifts 6 feet deep over Route 1.
Sand replenishment is also underway at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that a plan for dealing with chronic flooding at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge should help homeowners at Prime Hook Beach and Slaughter Beach.
But, damage from Hurricane Sandy could have been worse for the First State except for the patch of cold air that turned it northward.
Governor Jack Markell noted that unlike the damage done to New Jersey the impact on the lives of Delawareans was far less traumatic.