Beach erosion creates concerns from Palm Beach County to Treasure Coast

JUPITER INLET COUNTY, Fla. — Mom Nature is wreaking havoc alongside the shoreline all the best way from Palm Seaside County to the Treasure Coast.

Alongside the seashore in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Joan Weinbaum calls this an emergency.

“All people who has coastal shoreline property on the ocean is weak,” Weinbaum stated as she checked out what was somebody’s yard.

Joan Weinbaum calls the beach erosion on Jupiter Inlet Colony an emergency. Feb. 12, 2024

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Joan Weinbaum calls the seashore erosion on Jupiter Inlet Colony an emergency.

Six homes within the small city of round 500 have been impacted by current erosion.

A kind of was a brand new building imagined to get its certificates of occupancy any day now.

Dick Taber has lived right here virtually for the reason that city’s starting and has not often seen it this unhealthy.

Dick Taber has lived at Jupiter Inlet and has rarely seen beach erosion this bad. Feb. 12, 2024

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Dick Taber has lived at Jupiter Inlet and has not often seen seashore erosion this unhealthy.

“It hasn’t been that approach for a very long time. I suppose Mom Nature goes off and does issues,” Taber stated.

There have been no evacuations.

Mayor Ed Hocevar stated he’s been assembly with contractors Monday, and has reached out to the Division of Environmental Safety to see if they’ll herald sand instantly.

Jupiter Inlet Colon Mayor Ed Hocevar said he has reached out to the Department of Environmental Protection to see if they can bring in sand immediately. Feb. 12, 2024

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Jupiter Inlet Colon Mayor Ed Hocevar stated he has reached out to the Division of Environmental Safety to see if they’ll herald sand instantly.

“To shore up the seashore proper in entrance of the houses which were compromised by the erosion,” Hocevar stated.
 
Whereas in Palm Seaside County, the priority is for residents’ houses, and on the Treasure Coast, the priority is on the longer term houses for sea turtles.

So over the subsequent few weeks, heavy gear will likely be introduced in alongside miles of St. Lucie County shoreline to clean out the seashore the place there are a number of escarpments, or cliffs.

County spokesman Erick Gill stresses this isn’t a seashore renourishment program, however a program designed to assist sea turtles after a report nesting season in 2023.

St. Lucie County County Spokesman Erick Gill stresses a program is designed to help sea turtles after a record nesting season in 2023. Feb. 12, 2024

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Martin County County Spokesman Erick Gill stresses a program is designed to assist sea turtles after a report nesting season in 2023.

“One of many causes we put sand on our seashores. It not solely protects habitat and property values, however protects the habitat for the wildlife that use our seashores,” Gill stated.

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