US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Corps of Engineers host public meetings to discuss Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Studies in Puerto

Published June 13, 2019
flooded street with cars and a building on the left

Damage sustained from storms and hurricanes

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host public meetings to update the community regarding two Coastal Storm Risk Management feasibility studies taking place in Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rico Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study meeting will take place Tuesday June 18, 2019, at the Ventana Al Mar Convention Center, Carretera 115 kilometro 12.9, Calle Muñoz Rivera in Rincon from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

The San Juan Metro (Back Bay) Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study meeting will take place Thursday June 20, 2019, at the conference room facilities of Robinson School in Condado, 5 Nairn Street, San Juan, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

The San Juan Metro study's purpose is to determine federal interest in a recommended plan to reduce damages to infrastructure as a result of flooding from coastal storms and hurricanes along the Back Bay areas in the municipality of San Juan and adjacent municipality communities. Additional Information can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xmu4g

The Puerto Rico Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study will assess the shoreline problems and provide possible Coastal Storm Risk Management alternatives to reduce risk to infrastructure located along approximately 15 miles of coastline of Puerto Rico island-wide. Additional information can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xmu4T

Both studies are being conducted by the Jacksonville District and the non-federal sponsor, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.

All residents, merchants and government entities in the areas affected by the studies are invited to attend. The meetings will start with an open house, followed by a formal presentation and comment session.

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Contact
Catalina Carrasco
787-289-7037
Catalina.carrasco@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-035