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Pallone, Kim Lead Bipartisan Call for Federal Survey of Coastal Sites Damaged by Winter Storm Orlena

February 12, 2021
Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) today sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting a survey of all coastal sites that may have been damaged by Winter Storm Orlena. The powerful nor’easter slammed the New Jersey coast on February 1, causing extensive beach erosion up and down the Jersey Shore. The letter was also signed by Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), and Congressman Jefferson Van Drew (NJ-02).

“The Jersey Shore is not just a place for tourists to visit and admire the beautiful beaches; it is an economic engine for New Jersey and home to hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents. We urge you to immediately survey all coastal sites that may have been damaged and support the Jersey Shore’s recovery,” the lawmakers wrote.

A copy of the letter is available here.