ST AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla.-- Hurricane Sandy will brush the East Coast. That means we can expect dangerous rip currents, storm surges, and of course. Erosion.
"The currents and tides are going in different directions each day, so we anticipate some erosion. So, where that happens or where the sand actually ends up on the beach...we'll know Monday or Tuesday," Billy Zeits with St. Johns County Beach Services said.
From the air, you can see St. Johns County has been affected. Sand has been eaten away over the years and left behind a skinny, sparse shoreline. Dozens of people have tried to build up rocks and seawalls...but it only goes so far.
"We come down every year for the game. This is a place we found we like to come. I guess I'm a little concerned too. We're on the bottom floor of the condo and if it does have that kind of waves, we're going to have water in the back door," visitor Mike Gallman said.
County leaders won't have a full grasp of the erosion problem until after Sandy has passed. Zeits says they'll monitor things on their end and hope for the best.
"It's unusual that it's a Tropical Storm system this time of year, but we've been doing this for a few years, so we have a good handle on it," he said.
In Jacksonville Beach, there will be limited lifeguard crews this weekend. Swimmers are advised to stay in knee deep water and take heed to the flag warnings.