Henk Ovink, principal of Rebuild by Design, detailed several proposals to assist in mediating flooding when future hurricanes hit the Jersey Shore. One of which detailed creating man-made barrier islands off the coast of NJ. It is proposed to have 3 barriers, one off the coast of Long Beach Island, one of the coast of Monmouth county and one outside the inland bay area or the mouth of the Raritan bay.
Final designs for the Rebuild by Design project are due in by the end of March 2014, and Rebuild By Design will look to make as many as seem viable a reality.
Do you think a Barrier Island would help with a future hurricane?