Residents and visitors discouraged from visiting St. Johns County beaches

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Due to significant damage, erosion, debris, flooding and dune reduction resulting from Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County is urging all residents and visitors to avoid the beach, beach access points and walkovers until further notice.

Swimming in the ocean is also discouraged due to high surf, strong rip currents and debris. In addition, the St. Johns County Pier, Pier Park and other beachfront parks sustained damage and will remain closed.

For more information on beach clean-up and access during this time of post-storm recovery, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at (904) 824-5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

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