The Town of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina has repaired storm-related damage to its beaches and boardwalk, and will soon open new or re-built recreation facilities.
Atlantic Beach officials say contractors have removed thousands of cubic yards of sand from the boardwalk that washed up during Hurricane Florence and other storms this winter.
Additionally, the beach has been regraded and all excess sand has been smoothed down to the high tide line.
Vacuum truck companies were hired to remove sand stuck in storm drains and catch basins around the town.
Atlantic Beach has also installed new outdoor shower stalls along the beach and new sand fencing to capture blowing sand and prevent it from accumulating and blowing onto the main boardwalk, parking lot and street.
Town officials also said eight new volleyball courts at Circle Beach are expected to open before Easter weekend.