Shore­line sees sand loss but no sea­wall fail­ure

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY - By WIL­LIAM KELLY

A town sur­vey of the en­tire shore­line from the sand trans­fer plant to the South End was per­formed Mon­day and Tues­day af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma blew through and did not turn up ma­jor prob­lems, Pub­lic Works di­rec­tor Paul Brazil said Tues­day.

Some sand loss was no­ticed at Mid­town and Clarke beaches, Reach 7 and Reach 8, but the amount has not yet been quan­ti­fied, he said.

The surf has washed sand up onto South Ocean Boule­vard be­tween Sloan’s Curve and Wi­dener’s Curve. Sand also washed up on the road be­tween Sun­rise Av­enue and Wells Road, he added.

“There have been no fail­ures of sea­walls or any other in­fra­struc­ture con­cerns due to ero­sion,” Brazil said. In the Clarke and Mid­town beach ar­eas, the ero­sion did not reach the dune, so that storm pro­tec­tion is still in place, he said.

A sur­vey com­pany will be brought in soon for a post-storm sur­vey that will quan­tify the sand losses, he said.

Dar­rell Hofheinz / Daily News

Sand blan­kets the coastal road at Mid­town Beach on Mon­day af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma.

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