Protecting SWFL’s coast from severe weather damage

To protect your life and property from stronger and more frequent tropical storms, Collier County is teaming up with the Army Corps of Engineers to defend our coasts.

The study is expected to last 3 years and the goal is to accomplish two things: One is reduce the damage caused by storms, and the second is to improve the safety of the people living in this area.

Some of the things they are considering in the study is:

  • Increasing dune height
  • seawalls behind the beach
  • pump stations
  • revising building codes
  • evacuation routes

Some people who spoke to WINK News tell us they are happy to see the Army Corps looking into these things because we always need to be prepared in SWFL.

“It makes us feel really safe, I know they do a fantastic job in other areas an it’s a peace of mind to know they are doing everything they can for us,” said Michael Brennan, Collier County resident.

For those of you that want to attend the meeting, The Corps and county will host the meeting Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m. and it will be in the Collier Administrative building at 3299 Tamiami Trail East, in building F, on the third floor.

After the meeting wraps up, there will be time to answer questions about the study.

Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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