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Post-Hurricane Sandy FEMA Engineering Services

Town of Oak Bluffs - Martha’s Vineyard, MA

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage within the coast of Massachusetts due to high winds and flooding  from high tides and surges along the coastal area, and was a declared a Major Disaster. Within the Town of Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, various sections of local roadways, beaches, jetties, seawalls, bulkheads and revetments were negatively impacted by the storm. In addition, channel water flow into and out of Sengekontacket  Pond was impeded due to the deposits of sand and stone caused  by the storm, requiring dredging to restore normal flow back to the pond for stabilization. Throughout  2013, CLE worked closely with FEMA and the Town of Oak Bluffs to provide engineering services to restore various  locations here to pre-Sandy conditions. CLE provided engineering evaluations, visual site inspections, hydrographic and topographic surveys, sections and volumes, and prepared preliminary plans and cost estimates for numerous projects within the scope of this event.