St. Johns County Declares a Local State of Emergency
in Coastal Areas of South Ponte Vedra Beach and Summer Haven
St. Johns County, FL. – During an emergency meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014 the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners approved an emergency proclamation declaring a local state of emergency due to coastal storm erosion in the areas of South Ponte Vedra Beach and Summer Haven.
By approving the proclamation, the Board of County Commissioners expedited the permitting process for affected homeowners to take immediate action in filing for authorization to protect eligible structures against further threats of erosion through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The proclamation included eligible structures in the vicinity of 2839 to 2935 South Ponte Vedra Blvd., and seaward adjacent to the paved portion of Old A1A in Summer Haven.
The proclamation was made subsequent to inspections by licensed St. Johns County engineers and representatives from other agencies that determined a recent coastal storm caused erosion that posed an immediate threat of substantial property damage to habitable structures. Due to the amount of erosion and the vulnerability of numerous homes, County staff and the Board of County Commissioners deemed it prudent to expedite the permitting process in order to provide homeowners with additional means of protecting their property. For more information, visit www.sjcfl.us or call904.209.0805.