When Tropical Storm Debby moved up the west coast of Florida in June of 2012 the storm brought high waters along the shore. The water along the intracoastal waterway rose enough to cover the bottoms of the warning signs on this bridge on Casey Key.
No Swimming!! High winds and heavy surf created by tropical storm Debby forced lifeguards to fly the red "no swimming" flag on Venice Beach in 2012. The high winds made even walking the beach a hazard.
When storms kick up the winds waves get rough at Florida beaches and lifeguards fly the red "No Swimming" flag. This lets everyone know that conditions are not good and swimmers are not allowed in the water. This flag was flying at Venice Beach, Florida, as tropcal storm Debby skirted up the west coast of Florida.
Skim boarder runs to catch a wave as the sun sets. A setting sun silhouettes this teenager as he tries to catch a few more waves before night falls. This was taken at the fishing pier in Venice, Florida.
Taken in Sint Marteen in the Caribbean, this photo has been antiqued to give the feel of old sailing ships and the dangers they faced when close to shore. Because of the process there is substantial grain in the photo, a desired effect.
Tropical storm Debby brushed past Venice, Florida in 2012. The storm brought heavy surf and high winds to the area. This is a view of the Venice Jetties as waves crash. The city of Venice can be seen in the background.