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“Mother Nature was saying a little storm — not even a hurricane at the time — could come through and cause so much havoc. Mother Nature will always prevail. We could learn from the ancient Indians who didn’t build their settlements right on the coast, but further inland.”

— Dave Stewart, mayor of Lantana

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“We learned that what Mother Nature takes away, Mother Nature brings back. There was a lot of concern at first, but within a few months, the sand lost to the storm was back in most areas.”
— Kathleen Weiser, town manager of Highland Beach

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“While we cannot change the reality that our beaches will always be vulnerable to storms and the natural movement of sand, we can control our ability to lessen the financial impacts and uncertainties through operating efficiencies and planned revenue sources that can allocate funding specifically for our beaches.”
— Carey Glickstein, mayor of Delray Beach

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“Our residents felt it was their responsibility [to repair and maintain storm-damaged sea walls] and there’s nothing the town should be regulating.”
— Linda Stumpf, Manalapan town manager

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“Florida is the No. 1 land mass in the world in terms of value of property exposed to hurricanes. Let’s all take this upcoming hurricane season with absolute seriousness.”
— Bill Hager, Florida representative, District 89

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“Our beaches are important to both natives and tourists alike. Hurricane Sandy has shown us the urgency of the situation. Beach renourishment needs to be addressed now, so future generations can enjoy the pristine beaches South Florida is famous for.”
— Maria Sachs, Florida state senator, District 34

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“I know this is a dead issue, but I think breakwaters are our best hope.”
— Donald Clayman, mayor of South Palm Beach

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