fort lauderdale – Storm surges from King Tides and Hurricane Nicole disrupted Hollywood Beach.
Rough and rising waves pushed water and sand up onto the broadwalks and streets.
“It was sheer madness,” said Grace Moore.
Moore said it was kind of creepy to watch when he took a video of sand and water flooding the sidewalk.
“It was night time and it was eerie. I was just standing there watching and all of a sudden the waves came in and I had my shoes on. I had to run down the street to avoid the waves.” she said.
Moore, who owns a beachfront business, said he and his friend Linda Murphy went to the Broadwalk early in the morning to see the remaining damage.
“It was raging, so it got here really fast, it was really fast,” Murphy said.
Both said it was King Tides’ fault, but Nicole packed an extra punch.
“It was just a flood of stuff on Broadwalk,” Moore said.
That “stuff” included floating trash cans, overturned benches, and other debris.
Thursday morning, cleanup began, with bulldozers hauled in to remove sand from the sidewalks.
Both Moore and Murphy agreed that everything would be fine.
“The backhoe will come and just push the sand back. All right. The sun will come out,” said Murphy.