FEMA Fail: Sand Has Yet To Be Restored to Topsail Beaches in December 2018

On November 27, 2018, I stood on the beach in awe, realizing that there’s 2, 3 or 4 FEET of sand missing from the beach in Surf City *STILL*.

Here’s a pic of some people fishing. As you can see, there’s like… no beach… And rest assured, the water gets much higher than this at the peak of high tide even when it’s totally calm:

I was in awe at the level of incompetence and set out to find who the idiot is.

This hurricane arrived at the end of August and now it’s December!

FEMA Fail:

FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency. But apparently, Surf City has yet to even get a FEMA agent assigned to them. I’m in awe.

According to Town of Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin, the Town will need up to $14 Million to add the sand back to the beach. Meanwhile, homeowners are waiting and growing impatient as there are many repairs waiting for the sand.

A post by Mr. Medlin in reads:

We are two months post storm and we still have not been assigned our FEMA agent. I ask that you each take the time to contact your Federal representatives and tell them how important Surf City is to you. On my recent trip to Washington DC I had the opportunity to meet with many of our federal delegates and express our immense need for beach nourishment and a town hall. As many of you may know we also lost our town hall in Hirricane Florence and will have to rebuild.

The mayor then provided the names of government officials which should be contacted.

They include:

  • Neal J Rackleff
  • Robert Sneeded
  • Corey Brown
  • Rear Admiral Douglas M. Fears
  • Perry Chappell
  • Jason A. Nelson
  • Robert G. Nadaeu

What’s the problem with FEMA?

Please feel free to comment below if you have any additional information, thoughts or news on this topic. I find it unbelievable that we don’t even have an agent yet. That person should have been assigned to Surf City at least a week in advance of the storm’s arrival. Now it’s months AFTER. That’s crazy.

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