Jacksonville Beach, FL. — Day three of a local Nor’Easter brought strong winds and rough surf to Duval County Beaches.
While the weather will soon die down, Jax Beach Ocean Rescue said choppy waters will stick around for a few more days and they warn beachgoers to stay out of the water.
“Usually we’re saying swim near a lifeguard. [Monday] we’re saying don’t swim,” Captain Rob Emahiser said. “It’s not just one big wave, it’s a bunch of big waves.”
The First Alert Weather Team predicted waves towering up to 12 feet in some spots along the beach.
Capt. Emahiser said the sand is taking a significant beating and the beach has already lost a lot.
He said the beach will be narrow for several days after the storm.
“We’re going to have to take the street to emergencies, because there is no beach.”
A reminder he said to stay out of the water, because it will take them longer to get to you.
Jax Beach Ocean Rescue Crews said they didn’t have any emergencies this weekend, but had to remind people several times not to get far into the ocean.
Coastal flooding also threatened parts of Jacksonville Beach access points.
The corner of 14th and 1st street saw flooding Monday morning.
Flooding concerns also followed along the St. Johns River Basin.
Several streets in San Marco flooded Monday morning. Kim Duncan was fishing along the river.
“I got here about a quarter to ten [Monday morning]. There was no water. An hour later, water started coming in.”
High tide hit around noon and will be back around midnight.
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