The State of Florida was significantly impacted by two hurricanes, Hermine and Matthew, during the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The most significant damages during the 2016 hurricane season occurred in Northeast Florida (Duval through Indian River Counties), especially along critically eroded beaches that have not yet been restored. Sand losses were documented along Gulf Coast counties from Franklin County south through Charlotte County and along most of the Atlantic Coast counties for these two storms. DEP developed this hurricane damage assessment report to quantify the damages caused by the storms, and to develop storm repair strategies. This plan outlines management strategies that incorporate emergency and on-going federal, state and local efforts to repair and restore the hurricane-related damages to beaches and dunes that are vital to Florida’s health, safety and economic welfare.
February 7, 2020 - 4:13pm
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.