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Beach erosion threatening homes in Vilano Beach

VILANO BEACH, Fla. -- Beach erosion is causing major problems for homeowners in Vilano Beach. Neighbors are asking the county to step in to prevent further damage.

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cheriamour - 12/4/2013 2:09 PM
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This news story should be a high priority for government. Thanks Action news!

iSurfVilano - 12/2/2013 1:06 PM
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Good story, someone should look into why they keep dredging instead of looking for a long term solution. Dredging is just flushing the money down the toilet! And good call RLenoir, it's a shame that this is causing the older middle working class beaches to be bought up by rich folks.

whosaysnocan - 12/2/2013 12:50 PM
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If you can afford the insurance, property taxes to live there, you may not be a "millionaire" but you must have the resources to maintain the life style there. It is your problem that your property is at risk. What makes you feel entitled to expect the government to help you? The coast line is doing what it has done for as long as it has been there. You are the fools to build on it. BTW, you may pay higher HOI, but many of us that are not in the zone for storm damage also pay a higher premium due to you. Reminds me of the island of Hawai'i where there is collapsing of the cliffs where there are some extremely expensive homes built. These people have to deal with it~it is their problem not the state. Just saying.

RiverRat - 12/2/2013 10:57 AM
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The erosion problems at Vilano and South PV started long before the beach re-nourishment projects. This was going on back in the 60's and 70's.

jags829 - 12/2/2013 8:55 AM
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Well said rlenoir1952 we need a long term solution and not a quick fix!

rlenoir1952 - 12/2/2013 8:30 AM
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I have been in South Ponte Vedra since 1982 and this has only been this big of a problem since they started the re-nourishment project. We are not all millionaires here, and when a project such as this pulls sand off one beach to put on another it raises the risk of erosion and forces average people that cannot afford the repairs out of the area. The city, county, state, or someone needs to step in and find a BETTER way to do this without affecting the surrounding beaches. I am glad you guys are re visiting this story. Some sort of alternative re-nourishment should be looked into at the very least.
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