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Here's how much money FEMA approved for the Surfside Beach pier

The Surfside Beach Fishing Pier will cost $9.2 million to replace. It was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew last year.
The Surfside Beach Fishing Pier will cost $9.2 million to replace. It was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew last year. jblackmon@thesunnews.com

Reconstruction of the Surfside Beach pier should be approved by FEMA later this week, said the town's interim administrator Jim Duckett.

FEMA approved $9.5 million for reconstruction of the pier. It was damaged in Hurricane Matthew.

"We anticipate having a final FEMA project worksheet reviewed on some point by Wednesday and on the latest Thursday," Duckett said.

Funding for the pier has been a long time coming for the town, after the town asked for $9.2 million from FEMA, which would allow officials to build a concrete pier.

In early February acting administrator and Surfside Beach Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann said that FEMA verbally agreed to fund the pier.

Duckett asked council to approve his signature on the FEMA forms, which will avoid a special meeting later this week.

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