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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:33 PM

Road collapses into the ocean following Super Storm Sandy



Large sections of A1A in Fort Lauderdale have collapsed into the Atlantic

High tides rising sea levels

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Reply Road collapses into the ocean following Super Storm Sandy (Original post)
lovuian Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
lovuian Nov 2012 #2
x2 vancouverite Nov 2012 #3
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #9
amywalk Nov 2012 #4
pscot Nov 2012 #8
amywalk Nov 2012 #12
azbillyboy Nov 2012 #13
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #10
dsc Nov 2012 #5
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #11
dsc Nov 2012 #14
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #15
pansypoo53219 Nov 2012 #6
Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #7

Response to lovuian (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:46 PM

1. Rick Scott said not a big deal, there are other roads

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:10 AM

2. The ferry connects Florida A1A, a state road, by crossing the river between Mayport and Heckscher

they are thinking about getting rid of the ferry

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:24 AM

3. We don't need no stinkin' infrastructure!

 

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Response to x2 vancouverite (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:46 PM

9. Right!?

Infrastructure...that sounds like a totally communist word, like :"forward".

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:30 AM

4. This is my neighborhood. My street is one of the ones involved in the 4 block area. We have lived

here for 10 years. The beach used to be much, much wider. We lost a lot during all the back to back hurricanes in 2004/2005. They were supposed to be doing beach renourishment some years ago, but I'm sure the funding was cut. Anyway, it never happened and with each storm we lost more and more beach. The sea wall fell, the palm trees fell, the sidewalk fell. The ocean drive, A1A , is so badly damaged, the mayor said he is not certain it can be fixed. It's a mess. I am very sad about it.

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Response to amywalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:46 AM

8. Are you going to stay there?

It wounds like you'll be beachfront before long.

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Response to pscot (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

12. We do plan to stay, but never imagined this would happen. The side streets off of this section of

A1A are short, about 5 or 6 houses and dead ends. That puts the far end of the street only about 60 or 70 yards from the ocean. A1A is our only way out. We are a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. It gives one pause for sure.

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Response to amywalk (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:42 PM

13. Isn't it kind of risky

Living on a ---> barrier island <----- ? The name alone makes me glad I am sitting on solid granite.

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Response to amywalk (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:49 PM

10. I'm in the Keys

and our high tides are encroaching further inland than I've ever seen.
Apparently, some waterfront properties have already been given to the state govt, because the water is pretty much right underneath them at high tide.

I'm thinkin we may need to start seriously considering relocating the business.
Like...to Denver. lol

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:35 AM

5. North Carolina's costal road

is far and away the most expensive road in the entire state. At some point it will become impossible to maintain.

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:59 PM

11. Is that highway 17?

It's been some time since I was in that area, so I might be wrong.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:44 PM

14. I think it is 12 but I haven't been there in years either

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Response to dsc (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:21 PM

15. Hmmm...

I may have to actually consult a map.
Gotta know. lol

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:32 AM

6. i did an art show in marquette mich, + after went to drive around presque isle park.

i had been there in 2004 i think for a art fair. or 2003. THEN on the north side there was a little island or stone with 3 or 4 trees. and a few more stone out croppings. the guy i was w/said it would be gone in a few years. well, it was gone. maybe it was a small lump of rock. hell, i had been there is 2006 and there was major changes on the west side. once where there was a HUGE stone under the water by the beach. i could not see it. like it to had been crushed by the waves.

those hotels/buildings will be eaten as well.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:21 AM

7. And the great coastal exodus gathers speed...

How much will the Atlantic coast (let alone all world coastlines) have changed in another 5 or 10 years? Not to mention 50? All the maps will have to be radically redrawn.

Like the lady in the video said: "Mother Nature is just taking back what's hers. We can do nothing."

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