After taking a beating from hurricanes, Flagler Beach Pier has finally reopened

by

comment
PHOTO BY MATTHEW JUZENAS VIA FLICKR
  • Photo by Matthew Juzenas via Flickr
After the Flagler Beach landmark took a double beating from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma, the boardwalk is once again in working, walk-able condition, News 6 Orlando reports.

Last year, Hurricane Matthew destroyed about 160 feet of the pier, forcing the city to temporarily close the landmark. And although the damage was a somewhat easy fix, Hurricane Irma romped the structure yet again in September, causing a further delay.



Hurricane Matthew — the most powerful storm of the 2016 season — caused more than $1.3 billion in damage across Florida.

Flagler County, along with Volusia, Duval, Brevard and St. Johns, were among the counties that represented the majority of more than 112,000 individual property-damage claims, totaling in excess of $729 million in value.



As of Friday morning, Flagler Beach Pier is officially reopen to the public.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.