Local state of emergency declared, dangerous conditions at beaches

Expiring: 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 9
Areas affected:  Coastal Volusia County; Indian River; Martin; Northern
Brevard County; Southern Brevard County; St. Lucie

Rip Current Statement issued November 08 at 3:18PM EST expiring November 09 at 10:00AM EST by NWS Melbourne …HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY… …RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING… * TIMING…LARGE…LONG PERIOD OCEAN SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS TO AREA BEACHES INTO WEDNESDAY. * IMPACTS…LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 6 TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST WILL CREATE VERY ROUGH AND DANGEROUS SURF OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AT THE ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES. DOMINANT LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL ALSO KEEP A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS. MODERATE BEACH EROSION WILL BE POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE INTO WEDNESDAY.

According to CBS-12, the sand is washing away at an alarming rate. Some of the wooden park  buildings are also damaged. Right now the beach and public parking lot are  closed.

Starting last week, emergency truckloads of sand went to Hutchinson  Island. It wasn’t enough to fight the crushing waves this weekend and  today.

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