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Post storm assessments are made to determine whether significant amounts of sand were lost from the beaches. The Shoreline Management Section provides technical assistance to local governments and property owners to help them recover from storms. Also, development along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay shorelines is regulated in order to reduce impacts on beaches and to reduce storm damage.

The Division of Soil and Water Conservation's Shoreline Management Section monitors coastal areas during storms to assess beach erosion, dune damage and flood threats. In coordination with DelDOT and DEMA, these threats are evaluated to determine areas of probable road flooding and the site of dune breakthroughs. Every attempt is made to project where problem areas will be before damaging flooding or dune breakthroughs occur.