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State of Emergency Declared in Florida County for Coastal Erosion

Posted by feww on December 9, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
STORM SURGES
COASTAL FLOODING
HIGH WIND
STATE OF EMERGENCY
MAIN SCENARIOS: 900, [500,] 444, 117, 111, 071, 070, 066, 064, 047, 027, 025, 024, 023, 010, 09, 02
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St. Johns County issues emergency proclamation due to coastal erosion

St. Johns County, Florida issued an emergency proclamation on Monday declaring a state of emergency due to coastal storm erosion, said a report.

St. Johns County engineers and officials from various state agencies have determined recent severe wind, high tides, and storm surges have caused coastal erosion, posing an immediate threat of substantial property damage to homes and other buildings.

“Due to the severity and acceleration of the erosion and the vulnerability of numerous homes, the county deemed it prudent to expedite the permitting process in order to provide homeowners with the greatest amount of time to protect their property.” Read more…

High tide and strong winds inundated several streets in St. Augustine, the county seat and the largest city in St. Johns County, on Monday.

St. Augustine (population: ~ 14,000), located in Northeast Florida, is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental U.S.

St. Johns County (population: ~ 200,000; area of 2,130 km²) is included in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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