Palm Beach County beach erosion experts are keeping an eye on potential storm system


UPDATE. ANGELA: WHAT WE’RE BEING TOLD IS BEACHES HERE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY ARE AS WELL PREPARED FOR ASNY A POTENTIAL STORM SEANSO AND IF THAT STORM HEADS OUR WAY WE’RE ALL HOPING WE’LL GET A LITTLE BITF O RAIN AND NO FLOODING AT ALL. ALL IS CALM HERE AT JUPITER BEACH, ONE OF THE BEACHES HERE AT PALM BEACH COUNTY THAT RECENTLY GOT, WELL, STOR AFTER MAKEOVER, A ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMET OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, ORVE THE PAST THREE YEARS, A TOTAL OF SIX MILLNIO 300,000 CUBIC YARDS OF SAND HAS BEEN PLACED ON CRITICALLY ERODED BEACHES COUNTY WIDE AND THE HIGHEST TOTAL IN HISTORY. THE HOPE IS TO PROVIDE SRMTO PROTECTI,ON CRITICALNESSING HABITAT AND RECREATIONAL SPACES FOR YEARS TO COME. >> IT’S IMPORTAN TTO GET OUT AHEAD OF THE NEXT STORM. WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO GET ONE, ‘SIT JUST A MATTER OF WHEN AND OBVIOUSLY BEACHES ARE CRITICAL TOURISM DRIR.VE SO HAVING THAT SAND OUT THERE TO ATTRACT PEOPLE AND DRAWHE T NUMBER ONE DRIVER OF OUR ECONOMY IS VERY IMPORTANT THOUSAND. ANGELA: OFFICIALSAY S THEY CAN’T COMPLETELY PRENTVE COASTAL DAGEMAS IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE BUT THE EXTENSIVE WORK THAT’S NEGO OVER COASTAL DAMAGE HELPS MITIGATE THE IMPACTS THAT CLDOU OCCUR WITHOUT THOSE PREPARATIONS IN PLACE. AND HE SAYS THEY ARE WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION BEFEOR HE SAYS THEY MOVE FORWARD WITH ANY TYPICAL PRESTMOR COASTAL ASSESSMENTS, SO IN THE MEANTIME THEY’RE JUST MONITORING THE STORM. REPORTING ON

Palm Beach County beach erosion experts are keeping an eye on potential storm system

As potential storm approaches South Florida erosion expert says beaches are as well prepared as they’ve every been

Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management is monitoring a potential storm system that could be heading to South Florida.Several beach restoration projects wrapped up last year and according to Andy Studt, Palm Beach County’s supervisor of coastal resources management, Palm Beach County beaches are as well-prepared as they’ve ever been for any potential storm. Stay prepared: Our new, interactive hurricane guide Studt said over the past three years a total of 6,300,000 cubic yards of sand has been placed on critically eroded beaches countywide, which is the highest three-year total in history.”While we can’t completely prevent coastal damages in every circumstance, the extensive work that has gone into coastal restoration projects over the past few years will mitigate the worst impacts that would otherwise be very likely to occur without those preparations in place,” Studt said. Officials are monitoring the potential storm and waiting for more information before t hey move forward with any typical pre-storm assessment. Never miss anything: Sign up for personalized newsletters and alerts from WPBF 25 News

Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management is monitoring a potential storm system that could be heading to South Florida.

Several beach restoration projects wrapped up last year and according to Andy Studt, Palm Beach County’s supervisor of coastal resources management, Palm Beach County beaches are as well-prepared as they’ve ever been for any potential storm.

Stay prepared: Our new, interactive hurricane guide

Studt said over the past three years a total of 6,300,000 cubic yards of sand has been placed on critically eroded beaches countywide, which is the highest three-year total in history.

“While we can’t completely prevent coastal damages in every circumstance, the extensive work that has gone into coastal restoration projects over the past few years will mitigate the worst impacts that would otherwise be very likely to occur without those preparations in place,” Studt said.

Officials are monitoring the potential storm and waiting for more information before they move forward with any typical pre-storm assessment.

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