In a multi-agency conference call on Friday, January 29th, North Topsail Beach received permission to begin the long-delayed Hurricane Florence Dune Restoration truck haul in Phases 2, 3, and 4. Originally scheduled to begin November 1, 2020, this project was delayed by a FEMA requirement for an environmental and historical review of the project.
Restoration of the pre-Florence dune system will begin where the Hurricane Matthew project left off (approximately 4400 Island Dr.) and continue north until the environmental window closes in spring with the advent of turtle nesting season. Any area not completed will be deferred until November 2021.
To check which phase your property is in, take a look at this interactive map.