Jupiter beach erosion after weekend storms

Erosion washes away more beach at Carlin Park

JUPITER, Fla. - As erosion wears away the beach at Carlin Park in Jupiter, lifeguards are taking measures to keep their stations safe.

Some hammered stakes into the ground and ran cables to one lifeguard stand.

Beach erosion underneath the stand has reached a new level after last weekend's storms.

Long time beach goers aren't happy to see the effects of the erosion.

"It's not a good thing to see, I'm a native Floridian as well so I grew up on these beaches so I love to come and see them. As I walk down here today, I'm just like, you know, this is an issue for sure," said Christina Rivera of Jupiter.

"It's disheartening that the storm and the surge has taken everything away. Maybe it will come back, I don't know if it will naturally or not," added Leonard Pittler of Jupiter.

Some experts agree erosion is a natural process.

Palm Beach County commissioners are currently contemplating spending tens of millions of dollars to install breakwaters off some beaches in the county to slow erosion.

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