Sen. Bill Nelson Visits Flagler To Talk About Beach Restoration & Repairs

By on December 12, 2016 in WNDB News

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Flagler Beach, FL – Senator Bill Nelson was in Flagler Beach on Monday discussing Congress’s approval of a bill that includes $31.6 million for a beach restoration project aimed at repairing damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Congress approved that legislation on Saturday, authorizing the US Army Corps of Engineers to start working on the project, which will repair and extend a sand dune along A1A to help protect it from future storms.

Nelson was at the Flagler Beach Pier to announce that victory, the same place he was 2 months ago when he promised to work on securing the money. However, Nelson warned people that the money could be in jeopardy if the Florida Department of Transportation built sea walls along the damaged parts of A1A in Flagler Beach.

More on this story at FlaglerLive.com.

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(Photo courtesy BillNelson.Senate.Gov)

Photo of A1A damage courtesy FDOT.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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