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Posted 9/18/2018

Release no. 18-041

Glenn Jeffries

Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District

What: The Charleston District is holding a media opportunity for reporters to interview the South Atlantic Division Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, about how the Corps conducts a post-Hurricane Florence survey of the Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction project using the state-of-the-art RAMbLr (Rapid Assessment Mobile LiDAR).

The RAMbLr is an ATV with a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system attached to it and allows the Corps to survey the beach more efficiently and effectively. In-house engineers will compare the easy-to-use topographic maps created post-storm by the RAMbLr to the pre-storm assessment to see if any erosion occurred.

When: Wednesday, September 19th, 9:30 a.m.

Where: 161 47th Ave North, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Why: This media event provides reporters an opportunity to interview Holland as well as learn how the Corps uses the RAMbLr to conduct a survey of Myrtle Beach after Hurricane Florence, which will be used to define initial assessments of any potential sand loss within the federal project limits.

Contact: Glenn Jeffries, chief, Corporate Communications, Charleston District, 843-224-5605.



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