PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Six months after Sandy hammered Palm Beach County with problems, work is still being done to repair the damage. Major beach restoration projects are on temporary hiatus until the turtle season ends.
Daniel Bates, Deputy Director of Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resource Management, says the damage done by Sandy to the county was about $24 million.
"With the tides being three feet high and the surge being three foot high, the waves that came in, even though they weren't particularly large, they were at a higher elevation when they came in, so we ended up with more structural damage like Manalapan," Bates said.
The restoration projects are a mix of funds from federal, state, county and city budgets.
In November, once sea turtle nesting season ends, major projects will resume. Jupiter's Carlin Park, Ocean Ridge, Delray Beach and North Boca Raton have major projects to restore seawalls and sand. Coral Cove Park, central and South Boca Raton and areas of the town of Palm Beach are also being restored.