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Assateague May Move Parking Lots After Superstorm Sandy

BERLIN, Md. (AP) - Assateague Island National Seashore says two parking lots should be moved inland to prepare for the next big storm on Maryland's coast.

The proposal comes after Superstorm Sandy had a significant impact on the park last year. The Daily Times reports Maryland became eligible to receive emergency funds for federally owned roads to finance the parking lot relocations.

The National Park Service has released an environmental assessment on the proposed move. The report is open for public comment through Sept. 25. If the project moves forward, construction would begin in January 2014.

Bill Hulslander, chief of resource management for the park, says the work could be finished by early May before the visitor season begins again.

Three parking lots at the park fall within a designated 100-year flood plain.

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