Public Service Announcement
A Message from Your City Manager Larry Newsom
January 6, 2017
On October 7, 2016, the City of Flagler Beach was deeply impacted by a Category 3 Hurricane named
From my experience with similar storm events, e.g.,
Now staff must work with Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff to ensure we recover as much revenue as possible spent by the City to deal with
Here is the Funding Process for the debris pickup:
FEMA reimburses 75% of the cost (85% for debris picked up in the first 30 days)
State reimburses 12.5% of the cost
Local Government pays 12.5% of cost
(The Volunteer work for Beach Clean Up activities can be used by the City “in kind” to offset cost).
Pier – Existing Structure
I know the existing pier looks sound, but a structural engineering report prepared within days following the storm
Pier - New
In late January or early February, I will be holding a workshop, open to the public, to discuss city preferences on the design of a new, more permanent pier.
Our dune crossovers offer safe access to the
I do expect FEMA assistance on this as well. Keep in mind the storm event may result in the City receiving funding to make improvements that typically would not be affordable. I have procured an engineering firm that works with Disney on boardwalks to make sure we get the best results as
State Road A1A
We all know what happened to the Scenic Byway. The state lost a 1.3 mile section of A1A on the south end of Flagler Beach, and a second two-block section between North 21st
Prior to my arrival as City Manager a year ago, the County, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has managed the beach renourishment project for our City.
I want to thank all citizens for your patience and to assure you City staff is working diligently to seek normalcy after Hurricane Matthew.
Larry M. Newsom, City Manager