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Prospect of hurricane aftermath has mayor "scared"
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Prospect of hurricane aftermath has mayor "scared"

Clearwater, Florida - The city's pro-active stance for dealing with a bad hurricane has a down side.

A section of the "Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan" under review includes aerial photographs depicting what the beach would look like if struck by a serious storm surge.

"This is what scares me," said Mayor George Cretekos at the council's workshop session.

"Whenever you head of a disaster you pray that we'd be given the strength to be able to come back home," the mayor said.

The photographs in the report shows what would happen if the beach had a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 foot sea rise.

"No matter what our plans would be, no matter what our emergency preparations would be, if we get something like 3 or 4 - or 5 - God forbid - feet of water, we're not going to be back home in a year or two or three or four years," the mayor said.

He concluded all beach residents "need to be patient should any of that happen," listen to all warnings and follow what emergency managers recommend. 

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