First for Friday, August 16, 2013

This episode is a rebroadcast of First for May 17, 2013

Chapter 1: Open

Chapter 2: Post-Sandy sand

Awarded $30 million in federal dollars, Delaware will use the money to restore its beaches and dunes to pre-Sandy conditions. Some argue beach replenishment throws good money after bad, but if you ask the state, it’s money well spent.

Chapter 3: Dunes — A battle for the shore

North Jersey is still rebuilding from Sandy. The dune issue we saw in Shirley’s story on the Delaware beaches is greater along the Jersey shore. Carolyn Beeler looks at how neighbors on the Jersey shore are clashing in efforts to protect their homes during future storms.

Chapter 4: First Person — Susan Love

Susan Love has been on the front lines of Delaware’s effort to prepare for a rise in sea level. In her job as part of the Delaware Coastal Programs within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Love says not only is Delaware facing a rising sea level, the state’s land mass itself is sinking.

Chapter 5: Route 9 corridor

The flooding that takes place in neighborhoods along Route 9 is a big problem. The question is, what can be done.

Chapter 6: Bay shore’s breach threat

Just a few miles north of the crowds that flock to Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Delaware bay shore communities in northern Sussex and Kent Counties offer a slower paced beach experience. And while those coastal communities face the same sea rise concerns that the ocean beaches do, there’s a different, more immediate threat facing the bay shore.

Chapter 7: First Experience — The River Pilots

We’re going to wrap up with another part of life along the Delaware coastline. The River Pilot is an essential part of getting goods up the Delaware River, and eventually to you. It’s a dangerous job, but it makes for an intriguing First Experience. You may never look at a cargo ship the same way again.

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