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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:46 AM

Fort Lauderdale -Portions Of A1A Still Shut Down As Ocean Continues Lashing Coast

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/11/24/portions-of-a1a-still-shut-down-as-ocean-continues-lashing-coast/
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Sandy is gone, yet the ocean keeps pouring over State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale and onto Alton Road in Miami Beach.

The coastal communitiesí flooding problems have plagued drivers and coastal residents for weeks.

On Thursday and Friday, water from the Atlantic pounded parts of the Fort Lauderdale strip. The power of waves destroyed chunks of a barrier wall and forced authorities to shut down northbound traffic from Sunrise Boulevard to Northeast 20th Street. Itís the second time the road has been closed in about four weeks.
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Video at link and NBC news this morning says the water is still coming over

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Reply Fort Lauderdale -Portions Of A1A Still Shut Down As Ocean Continues Lashing Coast (Original post)
malaise Nov 2012 OP
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #1
malaise Nov 2012 #2
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #3
Lochloosa Nov 2012 #4
marmar Nov 2012 #5
malaise Nov 2012 #6
Atman Nov 2012 #7
Dread Pirate Roberts Nov 2012 #8

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:52 AM

1. That's always the problem in low lying areas.

Considering the highest point in FL is under 350 ft, pretty much the whole state is a low lying area.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:59 AM

2. So as the Atlantic rises

Florida sinks

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:06 AM

3. Glug, glug!

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:55 AM

4. Got my SCUBA gear all packed.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:56 AM

5. It's nothing but a big sandbar......


....... Orlando might be a coastal city before too long.


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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

6. Looks like Sandy took out most of what was left of the beach

Just imagine a full moon hurricane hitting that part of Florida.
People are going to have to rethink where they live

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:15 AM

7. The mayor sounds like an idiot.

Turning A1A into a 2-lane road is a "solution" he's always wanted because it would mean a bigger beach. The taxpayers will pay millions and millions of dollars, and it will all be washed away with the next big storm.

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Response to Atman (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:55 AM

8. I don't want to hear any more of this loose talk....

about coastal flooding and sea level rise! It's bad for business.

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