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Erosion a big problem for Florida's beaches

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) Beaches from Sebastian to Boca Raton are more prone to erosion with the high winds over the last few days. The city of Delray Beach hopes federal funds can help minimize the problem. 

"If something doesn't happen Florida's most precious resource is gonna literally blow away," says avid diver Brad Taylor.

To combat the problem, city leaders requested federal aid to pay for half of a $10 million beach re-nourishment project. The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to reimburse the city if there's funding available. But it's not yet a done deal.

"The city would have to take out a loan first,then the feds could be reimbursing the city of Delray Beach," says Delray Beach City Commissioner Adam Frankel.

For the last 50 years the federal dollars have been used by Delray Beach; locals are keeping their fingers crossed that history will repeat itself.

"I'm a surfer, a diver, I'm all about the beach, I love it and don't want to see it go away," says Taylor.

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