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Saving the Shore

Monday, December 10th, 2012

More than a dozen residents spoke at Monday’s public workshop to gather comments about the town’s coastal protection program. Even though all did not choose to speak, the Town Council chambers were full. Bob Hamilton, coastal engineer with Woods Hole Group, briefly discussed the group’s peer review efforts regarding the town’s coastal program. The group…

FEMA denial could erode town coffers

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Bad news for the town’s battered shoreline. In a letter Thursday to Gov. Rick Scott, the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state’s request for a major disaster declaration. As a result, the $67.2 million Scott sought to restore beaches and dunes battered by Sandy – which included possibly millions for Palm Beach – will…

Shoaling sands vanishing from Jupiter Inlet

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Nature brings in, nature takes away. Sands that were piled 100 feet wide on Tuesday that squeezed the width of the Jupiter Inlet are now almost gone. The sand is expected to completely vanish by the end of the weekend, said Mike Grella, executive director of the Jupiter Inlet District, which maintains the inlet at…

Feds deny Sandy disaster aid to Florida

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Federal officials have denied Gov. Rick Scott’s request for financial help to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, including $9.1 million for eroded beaches in Palm Beach County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told Scott in a Thursday letter, “it has been determined that the damage to the infrastructure from this event was not of such…

Hurricane Sandy is long gone from our area, but beach erosion continues to be a major issue along out coastline. Video taken from Chopper 5 Monday morning along the coast of Manalapan shows waVes destroying a protective seawall. Now the ocean is getting closer to the homes and starting to move into some backyards.

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