$10.5M awarded for coastal storm recovery

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – Millions of dollars in state money is heading to our coast.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is awarding more than $10.5 million for seven coastal projects to address beach and dune renourishment and storm damage.

“The grants help restore and rebuild communities and support a resilient future for residents and visitors who value our coastal resources,” said Secretary Elizabeth Biser.

Approved projects include:

  • Dare County 4-Towns Beach Nourishment (Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills), $7.53 million
  • Ocean Isle Beach East End Dune Construction, $1.019 million
  • Topsail Island Vitex Eradication Project, $690,060.50
  • Town of Oak Island Dune Planting, $440,000
  • Town of Nags Head 2027 Nourishment Project Engineering Services, $301,000
  • Bogue Banks Beach Nourishment Phase 2, $291,564
  • Southern Hatteras Island Offshore Sand Assessment Study, $250,000

The state’s $10.5 million is being coupled with $32 million in local funds.