Bald Head Island Requests FEMA Beach Erosion Investigation

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Bald Head Island in the southeast part of the state could receive FEMA assistance for beach erosion caused by Hurricane Earl.

The island's shoreline protection officer is working to to figure out exactly how much sand was lost because of the hurricane. In the meantime, village officials have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get involved, as there may have been enough damage to seek federal assistance.

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  • by FLStormOrphan Location: FL on Sep 16, 2010 at 02:48 AM
    I agree beach sand re-nourishment is a complete waste of taxes. This is done nearly every year in Brevard County FL. Millions are spent only to be washed away with the next storm. Build foundations to survive storms or don't build!
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Sep 15, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    If its not a state owned /maintained beach; NO FEMA MONEY.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    These people son't deserve anything more than us Outer Banks people. Since Bald Head is such a private island, then they should be spending their own money for stuff like this.
  • by facts Location: checked on Sep 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    To Check your facts:Your on the wrong side of the fence preaching that(BULL)...Lost jobs to other countries,low wages,high cost of living,no tax loop holes,taxed on everything!!!...Do the struggling working class a favor (SHUT UP)!
  • by Check your facts Location: Jacksonville on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    Here are some facts for those of you who disagree where tax money should or should not be spent. The bottom 50% of income earners bring in 13% of the total income but only pay 3% of the total taxes. The top 25% earn 66% of the income but pay 85% of the taxes. So those of you who say the "rich" need to pay their fair share don't have a clue. Anyone that disagrees needs to check these published facts with the IRS. No, I don't agree with just throwing money at a lost cause like beach erosion but then again these folks are paying for it. The bottom 50% are the main ones taking advantage of all the entitlement programs that are funded by those who are paying 85% of the taxes but yet they complain about others not paying their fair share???
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Sep 15, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    No, No, NO and NO!
  • by crazy Location: greenville on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    Eugene, you have no idea how much in taxes these "rich" people pay to live on the island. And another thing, it costs $16.00 to ride the ferry over to the parents are one of those "rich" people that live on that island and believe me, they pay out of their pocket enough!!!
  • by ted Location: jacksonville on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:04 AM
    Why should the taxpayers have to pay for this when the taxpayers cant have use of the island ? Let it blow away .
  • by Eugene Location: Eastern NC on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:09 AM
    I'm with do what? on this one. These folks that live on Bald Head have plenty of money and as a result can keep their own little private island afloat. It costs some insane amount like $50 a person just to ride the ferry to their island. I think they can pay for some sand. Or, we can pay for the sand and as a part of the package build some HUD housing on the island and fill it with low income families.
  • by Pay more taxes Location: enc on Sep 14, 2010 at 07:52 PM
    Beach erosion is a normal natural process. Spending tax money on sand erosion is a crime in the 3rd degree.
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