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Officials brace for possible erosion in St. Johns County

by: Russell Colburn Updated:


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - St. Johns County officials are bracing for some indirect impacts from Hurricane Cristobahl, and advising everyone to stay out of the water.

Pounding waves are crashing into the coast, eating away at St. Augustine Beach. Action News cameras caught some severe erosion in just a few hours Monday.  That's what residents in the area don’t want to hear. It is a reminder of the near-devastation from the summer when where about 30 feet of beachfront eroded in just days in South Ponte Vedra.

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Officials have kept an eye on things from the air and now brace for effects from another storm.

“It’s pretty normal to have these conditions this time of year, it’s just the tides are a little bit higher and the storm surge is just flooding most of the southern St. Johns County beaches,” said Billy Zeits, assistant director for recreation and parks.

Officials are expected to be back in the area at the end of the week to assess how much damage has done.

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