To the north, residents from the Florida-Georgia Line to North Carolina's Outer Banks braced for flooding and beach erosion
. One radio station group operating in Greenville-New Bern, N.C., that wished to retain anonymity toldRBR+TVBRit is very concerned about any potential storm damage as Hurricane Irma's 2017 devastation left the market soft economically.
"Investigations carried out following the event identified that the standard of protection provided by the existing defences is below what would normally be considered as acceptable for a highly populated urban area." It added: "In addition, beach erosion
over a number of years has significantly increased the risk of the defences failing, which could lead to a breach in the coastal defences, resulting in over 1,600 properties being flooded at high tide.
"Groynes have been constructed to stop beach erosion
For instance, a surge height on orange alert is expected to result in severe damage to coastal infrastructures, significant beach erosion
and possible river flooding.
in the Larnaca district has become extremely serious, especially in Pervolia and Voroklini where 23 metres of beach has been lost over the past few years, the Larnaca tourism board (Etap) said on Thursday.
A preliminary study conducted by the National Agency for Coastal Protection (French: APAL) also reported beach erosion
(45 metres) over the last thirty years.
These include beach erosion
, sand and water discoloration, continued grilling on boats despite a municipal ordinance banning it, as well as the rampant anchoring of motorboats all over the place.
The glittering Thai bay immortalised in the movie The Beach was closed indefinitely on October 1 to allow it to recover from the impact of mass tourism, after a four-month respite failed to ease beach erosion
It was initially shut for four months in June due to beach erosion
and pollution as the white-sand paradise sagged under pressure from thousands of day-trippers arriving by boat.
Some of the most prominent natural environmental issues facing the Maldives include sea-level rise due to global warming, tsunamis, storm surges, cyclones, torrential rains/floods, droughts, freshwater shortage and beach erosion
. Man-made environmental problems include waste management, air pollution, plastic pollution, groundwater pollution, soil degradation, deforestation, dredging, coral mining, inadequate sewage treatment and overfishing.