What to do with the overwash sand in the Hurricane Ian affected communities of southwest Florida
Clean beach sand is an invaluable natural resource that we all want on the beach, regardless of whether the sand ended up seaward or landward of the state of Florida coastal construction control line (CCCL).
Property owners should focus on removing the storm debris while being careful not to take sand with it. Then the sand can be moved aside and stockpiled in an open area until the local government can ensure it is clean enough to go to the beach, or it can be approved to be returned to the beach.
As the communities start to clean up, homeowners, emergency workers, and volunteers expose themselves to debris and structural damage that can release asbestos fibers. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of Mesothelioma Cancer.
READ HERE about how to clean up safely following a natural disaster.