Florida bracing for Florence effects
Waves are expected to start battering South Florida’s coastline as Hurricane Florence’s brutal energy reaches across hundreds of miles of ocean.
The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous marine conditions from the Treasure Coast to the Keys with near-shore swells as high as 7 feet in northern Palm Beach County where some beach flags were already flying yellow Tuesday. The storm dropped from a Category 4 to a Category 3 storm late Wednesday.
In Palm Beach, at least one lifeguard stand was lifted onto South Ocean Boulevard as a precaution against losing it to Florence-stirred surf. Other towers were pushed as far away as possi-
Veteran lifeguard Craig Pollock observes conditions from a lifeguard tower on South Ocean Boulevard near Chilean Avenue on Wednesday. Pollock said a crane hoisted the 4,200 lb. tower from the beach to the sidewalk Tuesday in anticipation of rough surf stirred by Hurricane Florence.