Angry ocean by danette

Angry ocean

When Hurricane Sandy skirted our shores a month ago (hundreds of miles away), a section of the road in Ft. Lauderdale started to crumble. They have since had to close off a 4 block section of this road, allowing only one lane each direction. The parking area and sidewalk, plus some of the road has washed away.

Here is a link as to where I was (on the corner of A1A and 16th St.),-80.101613&spn=0.001281,0.002478&t=h&z=19&lyt=large_map&hyaw=23.056606355994063

If you compare, you can see a wider roadway, plus the strip for parking. I couldn't get any closer than across the street. They had it guarded pretty tight. Currently, they don't have a resolution to stop the erosion. It is hard for me to fathom that this road is older than me, yet this one storm so far out into the sea was able to ruin it. It is even a bigger problem when there is a full moon. I wanted to go see it last night, but a rough closing kept me away.

I am going to post the middle photo in my Extras album for a better look.

The yellow sign in the upper left photo is the parking sign. The 4th photo (at an angle), shows the width of the road closed off, as this is where they blocked it off.

More photos from the newspaper:,0,4447693.photogallery
Oh, what a damage made by sandy. thanks for sharing your photo collage.
November 30th, 2012  
This makes you wonder how many other areas were affected by Sandy that got lost in the news because of the devastation further north. Great collage Danette!
November 30th, 2012  
Great collage Danette.
November 30th, 2012  
What a dramatic collage! I can imagine what it was like to drive along this road before Sandy. It is a shame that the road is not going to be rebuilt.
November 30th, 2012  
Very dramatic....nature has such incredible power....hard to believe,though, how much destruction it can cause even when it's not that close.
November 30th, 2012  
Great collage. We were lucky, we didn't even get a drop of rain from Sandy.
December 3rd, 2012  
@chrismarfil @skipt07 @bkbinthecity @daisy @lynnb @bardejov Thank you, every one of you, for all your nice comments. I am falling behind on my thanks! The storm passed a few hundred miles to the east. I actually don't know how it happened to ruin this road, but it is a shame to see.
December 3rd, 2012  
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