Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project (FIMI) Complete as of June 11
New York First Congressional District Republican Party congressman, Lee Zeldin, has confirmed the Fire Island to Moriches Stabilization Project (FIMI) has been completed as of June 11.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the final placement of sand after residents waited years for their beaches to be restored from the damage of Superstorm Sandy. The sand replenishment will reduce the risk of damage from storms for the coastal homes on the shoreline, lowering their risk of flooding and other storm threats.
“Superstorm Sandy devastated our coastal communities and businesses on Fire Island and across Long Island,” said Zeldin.
“The ever looming threat of severe weather and coastal storms is a constant reminder of how important it is to quickly move forward with resiliency projects to ensure that we as a community are best prepared for the future. From long-term stabilization projects to emergency dredging, the Army Corps of Engineers has continued to work tirelessly to deliver on this important mission.”
FIMI has seen some roadblocks since its inception. In December 2019 it was halted in favor of emergency beach repair in the Hamptons, and in February 2020 it was again put on pause for an emergency beach project in Palm Beach, Florida, not far from President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence.
In the end, FIMI was completed by the contracted June 19 completion date.
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