Nassau Co. DEM says all boat ramps are closed
NASSAU CO. Fla. -- The Nassau County Department of Emergency Management has closed all boat ramps in the county and is telling boaters to stay off the river due to hazardous conditions caused by tropical storms Beryl and Debby.
Director of Nassau County Department Emergency Management Danny Hinson says the ramps were closed around 10 p.m. Friday for several reasons, stressing the overall hazards caused by the storms that have affected the area.
Hinson says most boat ramps in the area have been damaged or are hard to access and using them for access to the river could be hazardous for any boater who attempts to launch.
Besides that, Hinson says homeowners and residents along the river are warning that the wake from passing vessels may cause more damage because the water could overrun and threaten properties.
Hinson adds that the strong winds from Beryl knocked down large trees and limbs that could cause accidents on the water.
He says the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be monitoring the river throughout the weekend.
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