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Storm leftovers causing frustration in Glynn County

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Updated: 5/07/2013 7:47 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.-- Anne Reed loves her view of St. Simons Beach. She bought her condominium 10 years ago because of the gorgeous sunsets and access to the coast.

That changed last year when Tropical Storms Beryl and Debby rolled in.

"We get tides much closer to our building than we ever have before. The rocks are no longer effective, so it's really compromising our relationship with the beach and don't know what we're going to do next," she said.

The storms left the access ramp in front of Reed's property splintered and unusable. She thought it would be fixed a long time ago but says she's losing hope.

"I would like the county to realize and recognize what a beautiful place this is and to help us keep it up," she continued.

We took those concerns to the top.

Candice Temple, Public Information Officer for Glynn County, tells us paperwork is the holdup.

"Although we construct and maintain them, they are protected areas being right on the beach, so we have to get permits from DNR," she explained.

They also have to get money.

Fixing the Cedar Street ramp alone will cost between $8 and $10,000. Around the corner on 6th Street the stairs have to be replaced every time there's a big storm. Reed says she hopes leaders make the damage a priority and helps preserve St. Simons' charm.

"People come here because they've heard about it from far and wide and they get here and see this. It's really disappointing," she said.

Last week, the Glynn County Commission approved money to fix the beach access. They hope to have it completely finished by the end of the month.
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Fred Thompson - 5/8/2013 9:48 AM
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Sun rises' not sun sets from the Atlantic Ocean.
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