SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is getting funding to repair beach erosion and other damage to the Georgia coast caused by recent hurricanes.
The agency said in a news release that Congress has approved supplemental funding that includes $13 million for renourishment of the beach on Tybee Island near Savannah.READ MORE: Hands to Heal GA raising funds for program to help youth cope with stress, anxiety
Another $26.6 million will pay for repairing dikes used to contain dredge material in the Savannah harbor as well as the removal of shoaling that’s caused shallow spots in portions of the harbor.READ MORE: United Airlines Puts $10 Million Behind Plan To Shuttle Customers By Electric Aircraft
The Army Corps says the damage to the beach and harbor was caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, which raked the Georgia coast in 2016 and 2017.MORE NEWS: Time Is Running Out For Biden To Make Key Decisions On Student Loans
The agency says it also expects money to dredge shallow areas in the Brunswick harbor.