After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeast, many questions have appeared about how to cleanup and restore the beaches that were affected by the hurricane's blast. In many places, like Seaside Heights, NJ (shown bellow), the sand was carried off the beach, covering the streets and houses on shore. While in other communities, like Norwalk, CT, they actually saw their beaches grow as a result of the deposited sand from elsewhere.
While the removal of sand from communities like Seaside Heights will be a massive undertaking for heavy machinery, the question of how to clean and replace the sand on the beach remains. Whether there is new sand on the beach or the old sand is being replaced, it will be full of debris and can not be simply put back on the beach, without creating a risk for future beach-goers. Since many beach community's economies depend on well-maintained beaches during the summer months, an aggressive cleanup campaign during the winter and spring seasons is essential.
Consequently, beach cleaning machines can play a substantive role in the hurricane beach cleanup effort. H Barber and Sons has put together a solid general plan for bringing the beaches back to their original safe, graded, and appealing condition. You can find the hurricane beach cleanup guide here. The guide also includes other helpful links and information.
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