Before the Storm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Kerry Kennedy, center, a Norfolk District project manager, explains why the district performs pre-storm assessment on coastal projects like the VIrginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project here to Bill Bartel, left, and Todd Spencer, right, both with the Virginian-Pilot. Assessments are completed prior to storms like Hurricane Joaquin to obtain a true picture of what damage, if any, occurs during the storm, and allows the Corps to accurately estimate the amount of funding needed to bring a project back to pre-storm protection (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)

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