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A local surfer catches a perfect wave off Briny Breezes. Photo by Ira Friedman
Jason Daniel, right, vice president of operations for IPIC, receives donations for Bahamas relief Wednesday from donor Rick Lambert of Boynton Beach, at the IPIC In Delray Beach. Daniel said IPIC CEO Hamid Hashemi plans to deliver relief supplies to the Bahamas on his private yacht. Photo by Willie Howard
Delray Beach native John Miller was out walking in the downtown on Sept. 3 when he passed the Atlantic Crossing project. Holes dug for an underground garage were filled to the brim at high tide about 2 p.m. with a king tidal push and winds from Hurricane Dorian pummeling the Bahamas.  
Genie DePonte, of Marine Way in Delray Beach, had her grandson take this photo of her and her friend, Gayle Clark, using a neighbor's kayak Sept. 3 to travel down Marine Way. DePonte said the high tide at about 2 p.m., combined with extra oomph from the king tides and the wind from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas piled up to 3 feet of water on her stretch of Marine Way. The water was taller than the top of her boots, she said. Clark, in the front of the kayak, later posted the photo on her Facebook page. 
Claudia Willis, also of Marine Way in Delray Beach, took these photos of the city marina at high tide on Sept. 2. She found the water level "scary" because she lives across the street. The high tide and king tide influence pushed the water from the Intracoastal Waterway onto the end of Marine Way. The city's stormwater drain on the west side of Marine Way backs up after the slightest rain, she said, and does not work properly.  
 John Miller, of Delray Beach, drove up to Boynton Beach in the early afternoon of  Sept. 3 to check on his boat. He keeps it docked on a finger canal off Rider Road. The area floods during high tides and especially on days of king tides when there's a major hurricane 100 miles offshore. Neighbors cast off from their backyards to catch jack fish swimming on the walkways.
Harry Woodworth lives along the Intracoastal Waterway in Boynton Beach in a home tbat is hurricane-hardened to withstand winds up to 129 mph. He took these photos outside his Boynton Beach house at high tide time, 1:40 p.m., Sept. 3. The first shows the view looking north to the Boynton Beach Inlet and the second shows his and his neighbor's docks under 3 feet of water.

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