Rain, rain, go away

St. Augustine and St. Johns County outdoor events planning to take advantage of recent cooler weather will be getting rain on their parades; according to National Weather Service advisories received by Historic City News.

Northeast Florida beaches, including St. Johns County, are experiencing extreme surf and high tides throughout the weekend and into next week. As far south as the Flagler Beach pier, strong surf crashed into the pilings; driving away surfers and anglers alike.

These extreme storm conditions create a wrack line by pushing large amounts of sargassum seaweed onto the beach.

Vehicular access is being restricted intermittently throughout the weekend due to rough conditions and expected beach erosion associated with the storm.

St. Johns County staff will be monitoring the storm to ensure that public safety remains a priority.

Based on the weather forecast for the weekend and due to expected hazardous conditions the ocean and beach will be a dangerous place through the weekend and people are not encouraged to enter the water under any circumstances.

If you have an emergency or witness an emergency incident, please utilize the 911 emergency systems. If you encounter a marine animal stranded on the beach, please call the Sheriff’s department at 904-824-8304 non-emergency line for assistance.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer

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