SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota city leaders believe Hurricane Michael added to the current beach erosion on Lido Beach.
“It looks like we lost about a foot or two of dunes,” said City Emergency Manager Todd Kerkering.
Kerkering said dozens of large sandbags were put into place to protect the dunes. He said the damage to the dunes would be even worse if the sandbags weren’t in place.
“We are estimating we would have lost at least eight feet of our dunes,” said Kerkering.
City leaders have already approved a nearly $4 million dollar beach renourishment plan as a short-term fix. Government leaders are still working on a long-term fix.
“I don’t have much confidence in that, they just talk about things, they don’t do anything,” said Condon.
The temporary renourishment plan starts in November.