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Eta brings heavy rain, beach erosion concerns to Treasure Coast

Crews preparing to truck in sand to reinforce the Martin County coastline
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Posted at 7:04 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 22:44:34-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Officials in Martin County are preparing for the possibility of severe beach erosion from Tropical Storm Eta.

Bathtub Beach has been experiencing strong, sustained winds and sideways, piercing rain on Sunday.

The county moved lifeguard stands inland to the parking lot at Bathbub Beach in preparation for Eta.

Martin County officials said they're keeping a close eye on the coastline and erosion that's already impacting Bathtub Beach. There's currently at least 10-foot drop along the shoreline.

On Monday, crews will be prepared to truck in sand to reinforce the coastline and minimize impacts from Eta.

In St. Lucie County, bands of heavy rain and gusty winds hit downtown Fort Pierce late Sunday night.

However, our WPTV news crew saw no signs of flooding or damage, just a few palm fronds scattered on roadways.

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