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Dune repair in Vero Beach after Dorian

Posted at 6:54 PM, Sep 24, 2019

VERO BEACH, Fla. — As much as 2,100 tons of sand is needed to repair dunes in Vero Beach that were eroded by Hurricane Dorian.

“I would say its light to moderate based on my experience its similar to Irma,” Vero Beach Public Works director Matthew Mitts says about the damage.

Dump trucks were hauling more sand on Tuesday to Humiston Park under bright sun and blue skies.

Work to restore the sand dunes is costing the city about $36,000 which the city budgets for every year for hurricane season.

In November, Indian River County will begin a much bigger beach restoration project in the Vero Beach area.