Tracking Beryl: Jacksonville Beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Conditions are getting significantly worse out at the beaches. Gusting winds are kicking up sand and making it nearly impossible to walk along the coast. We haven't seen any steady rainfall yet but that's expected to change later tonight.
There's widespread concern for homes and businesses as the tide creeps closer and closer. Lifeguards at Jax Beach Ocean & Rescue spent hours Sunday lining their station with some 200 sandbags.
Captain Taylor Anderson says they don't have any protection from the dunes system and they expect the area to be flooded by midnight.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The tide is inching closer to homes and businesses on the beach. Lifeguards with Jax Beach Ocean and Rescue put up the double red flag which means the water is off limits for the public. But that hasn't stopped a few daring boogie boarders and surfers from testing their abilities to ride the crushing waves.
Crews had to rescue one surfer so far today who couldn't make his way back to shore. He was overtaken by a dangerous rip currents.
"Don't challenge yourself against the surf," said Capt. Taylor Anderson with Jax Beach Ocean and Rescue. "You don't have the skills to match it."
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