October 9, 2016 – Flagler’s beaches will be closed until further notice because of safety issues.
“The problem is that schools are closed until Wednesday, families and kids are going to want to come to the beach,” said Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney. “But the beaches just aren’t safe because there is so much debris in the water and on the beach.”
That debris includes wood from the pier that was partially destroyed, roofing nails, and both metal and wood from the dune walkovers – which have also been left unsafe for use.
“We want people to come to beach and enjoy the restaurants,” Doughney said. “Unfortunately, we have to close the beaches. We haven’t begun the clean-up efforts at the beach and we want people to be safe.”