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Waltz Announces Funding for Northeast Florida Coastal Infrastructure Restoration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) announced that $3 million appropriated by Congress was disbursed to fully fund a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works (USACE) study to help begin planning and designing critical stormwater and flood protection projects for the City of Daytona Beach. This project will help restore and rebuild Daytona Beach’s infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of flooding.

Last December, Waltz sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young and Assistant Secretary of the USACE Michael Connor to highlight the need for hazard mitigating infrastructure along Florida’s coast to reduce the impacts from flooding, such as the devastation FL-6 experienced during Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

“Hurricanes Ian and Nicole were devastating to Florida’s coastal infrastructure from our beaches and dunes to our coastal armoring. Northeast Florida has been left vulnerable and unprotected,” said Waltz. “To help address these damages head on, I was proud to secure this funding and begin the process of rebuilding our stormwater and flooding infrastructure."