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  • Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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    Hillsboro Beach, officially known as the Town of Hillsboro Beach, is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,981 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

  • Deerfield Beach Island

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    Deerfield Beach Island, also colloquially known as DBI, is an island off the eastern mainland of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States. The island is approximately 5.5 miles long, consisting of three municipalities and two counties. The island runs from Lake Boca and Boca Inlet on the north end through Deerfield Beach to the Hillsboro Inlet and lighthouse on the south end of the island. The north end of the island is part of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County with approximately 3000 residences, several recreational parks and two draw bridges. The middle of the Island is part of Deerfield Beach (in Broward County) with approx. 2000 residences, public beaches, Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, numerous restaurants/shops, and one drawbridge (Hillsboro Blvd.) leading to the mainland. The south end of Deerfield Beach Island is the town of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County with approx. 3000 residences, Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Inlet, Hillsboro Club, Hillsboro Lighthouse and some of the most expensive beach homes in the U.S. Monument/Sign erected by the City of Deerfield Beach and state funded Cultural Redevelopment Agency on April, 30th 2018. On April 30, 2018 the City of Deerfield Beach and the state funded Cultural Redevelopment Agency erected a monument on the Southeast corner of the Hillsboro Bridge recognizing the section of the island that is exclusively Deerfield Beach and creating the "Deerfield Beach Island" District".

  • Effects of the 1947 Fort Lauderdale hurricane in Florida

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    The effects of the 1947 Fort Lauderdale hurricane in Florida produced significant flooding, damage to vegetation, and beach erosion in the Miami metropolitan area. After forming off West Africa on September 2, the storm moved on a parabolic path that brought it through The Bahamas as a Category 3 hurricane on September 16, eventually striking the city of Fort Lauderdale in South Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the following day. The hurricane later crossed the state, entered the Gulf of Mexico near Naples less than 24 hours later, and went on to strike Louisiana before dissipating on September 21. The hurricane produced heavy rainfall of up to , exacerbating existing flood conditions across all of southernmost Florida. High waves pounded the southeast coast, heavily damaging beachfront structures, washing out much of the coastal highway, and piling deep sand drifts on nearby grounds. In the Everglades, many cattle were drowned and the dike on Lake Okeechobee nearly overtopped. Off the west coast, the storm caused a ship to get lost and another to sink. In all, the storm claimed 17 lives and caused $31.6 million in damage.

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