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West Coast
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Buena Vista Lagoon restoration headed for showdown

Homeowners at the inlet to the Buena Vista Lagoon are fighting a plan to permanently open the lagoon to the sea.

Gulf
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PHOTOS: Memorable photos from Hurricane Michael

These photos were chosen by staff members at the Panama City News Herald as some of their more memorable images from the Hurricane Michael disaster.

Gulf
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FWC says red tide bloom intensifying in southwest Florida

Water samples continue to contain high concentrations of Karenia brevis in Pinellas

Mid-Atlantic
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New Beach Badge Prices For Day Rates

There will be no reduced-price beach badges for residents since it would be breaking the law to offer them, said Mayor John G. Ducey during the most recent Township Council meeting.

Northeast
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City to fight erosion of dunes

With another winter approaching, city officials plan to build up protective structures along Plum Island’s Reservation Terrace to help stem erosion and flooding in the neighborhood.

Mid-Atlantic
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Hurricane Florence: Historic storm brings a historic price tag

Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina officials hoping FEMA will reimburse most expenses, from the cost of debris removal to repairing damaged government buildings

Gulf
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Holgate beach erosion: Must-see drone footage of LBI after Hurricane Michael

An aerial survey of damage done to dunes at the south end of Holgate and storm damage at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Southeast
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Movement to increase bed tax likely to be defeated

Coastal erosion on the First Coast has caused residents to push for an increase in the tourist development tax to help fund beach renourishment. Following the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the St. Johns County Commission, it does not appear that increase will take place.

Mid-Atlantic
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Emerald Island Crafts $45M FEMA request

Other major expenses include rental and purchase of stormwater pumps, hoses and generators to augment those the town already had in place.

Gulf
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Walton considers adding a penny to tourist development tax

The additional penny can be used “to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate, or finance.”