Neptune Beach police: Keep children off dunes that could collapse after Ian

The dunes in Neptune Beach took a beating from Ian. (Provided by Neptune Beach Police Department)

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. – The Neptune Beach Police Department posted a warning on social media Friday morning asking parents not to allow children to play near dunes because they could collapse in the wake of Ian.

The post said there was a 3-foot to 5-foot sheer loss from the front of the dunes, and 12-18 inches from the top of the dune from redeposited sand.

The dune cliffs present a collapse hazard, the police said.

“Stay clear/do not allow children to play near,” they warned.

The department also included a warning about dangerous rip currents and large surf conditions.

“Floating debris in the water likely,” police said.


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