Coastal Protection System for Breezy Point Gets OK (USA)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congressman Gregory Meeks announced the first phase of federal approval for a comprehensive flood protection system in Breezy Point, Queens.

As part of the federal government’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the undertaking – proposed by the City and part of its comprehensive resiliency plan – will establish a double dune barrier system, along with other bayside flood and erosion protection measures, to safeguard the community from future instances of extreme weather.

The federal government has awarded $1.2 million to support technical and feasibility analyses and permitting for the project, with the potential for more than $56 million in design, engineering and construction funds to follow.

Securing approval of this comprehensive plan is a victory for the Breezy Point community,” said Governor Cuomo. “We are continuing to learn from recent storms so we can build a stronger, more resilient New York. This plan will help Breezy Point build back from Sandy and be better protected against the threats of extreme weather moving forward.”

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks said: “The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Governor Cuomo that it has approved FEMA Hazard Risk Mitigation funding of $1.2 million for the Breezy Point Cooperative’s proposal to construct a double dune and a Bay-side jetty to help protect the Rockaway Peninsula against storm surges. This round of funding covers research on the proposed project and the gathering of the technical information needed to determine its feasibility. It is my hope that this grant will lead to greater security for our community and all of New York City.”

Press Release, August 5, 2014

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