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Vero Beach replaces sand lost during Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 17, 2019

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Vero Beach crews are working to replace some of the sand lost after Hurricane Dorian battered Treasure Coast beaches earlier this month.

City manager Monte Falls tells WPTV that the hurricane caused about $25,000 in lost sand and damage to Conn Beach and Humiston Beach.

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He says the work they are doing now is to minimize future erosion from any other potential storms that come our way this hurricane season.

The city is not replacing all of the sand lost at this time. City officials said this is a temporary fix until a bigger beach renourishment project begins in November, alongside the county.

On Tuesday morning, city crews could be seen bringing in truckloads of sand to the Conn Beach boardwalk. Hurricane Dorian washed away the sand underneath the boardwalk, leading to a significant drop off.