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KEY WEST, Fla. - April 25, 2013

1. Wide of beach

2. Medium people walking on beach

3. SOUNDBITE: Alison Higgons, sustainability coordinator, City of Key West (transcript below)

4. Medium of people in water with pier in background.

5. Pull-out zoom of tidal marsh at Key West Airport

6. Medium of aircraft taxiing

7. Wide of aircraft taxiing with marsh saltwater in foreground

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - June 27, 2013

8. Pull-out zoom wide exterior Hallandale Beach water plant.

9. Medium of drinking water well abandoned due to saltwater intrusion

10. Close-up pan of well.

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PLANTATION, Fla - June 14, 2013

11. SOUNDBITE: Kristin Jacobs, Mayor, Broward County (transcript below)

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KEY WEST, Fla - April 25, 2013

12. Wide construction site for new Key West firehouse

13. Push-in zoom of rebar being lowered onto firehouse by crane

14. SOUNDBITE: Johnnie Young, engineer, City of Key West (transcript below)

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MIAMI - June 27, 2013

15. STANDUP: Tony Winton /Associated Press (transcript below)

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KEY WEST, Fla - April 25, 2013

16. SOUNDBITE: Alison Higgins, sustainability coordinator, City of Key West (transcript below)

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PLANTATION, Fla. - June 14, 2013

17. Wide of meeting with Mayor Kristin Jacobs chairing

18. Medium of Kristin Jacobs, Broward County mayor.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - June 14, 2013

19. Wide of beach

20. Medium of man in beach chair being overrun by waves.

21. Medium of beach grass planting as erosion control measure

22. Close-up of surf

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

SOUTH FLORIDA'S BEACHES STILL DRAW THE TOURISTS - BUT IT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING SLOWLY THAT WORRIES CITY PLANNERS

SOUNDBITE: Alison Higgins, sustainability coordinator, City of Key West

"We have documented sea level rise of nine inches over the past 100 years."

THAT STEADY RISE CAN BE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

THIS SALT-WATER MARSH IS JUST YARDS FROM THE MAIN RUNWAY AT THE AIRPORT IN KEY WEST.

BUT AT HIGH TIDES, THE OCEAN CAN OVERRUN THE TAXI-WAYS.

IN BROWARD COUNTY, SALT WATER OVERTOOK THIS WELL FORCING HALLANDALE BEACH TO BUY A LOT OF ITS DRINKING WATER.

SOUNDBITE: Kristin Jacobs, Mayor, Broward County

"Canals and pipes has now become the conduit to bring sea water in. It travels up through the pipes, cause as sea level rises, the water can come back in"

BUILDING CODES NOW REQUIRE EXTRA HEIGHT TO FACTOR IN SEA LEVEL.

HERE'S THE NEW FIREHOUSE.

SOUNDBITE: Johnnie Young, engineer, City of Key West

"In order to accommodate for sea level rise, as well as storm flooding, this would have been the nine-foot mark that we would have been expected to build the building up to.

STANDUP: Tony Winton, Associated Press

"it's often asked, can a giant sea wall be constructed around South Florida, like in the Netherlands or New Orleans? no, say the experts -- because of Florida's geology, made up of coral reef and limestone."

SOUNDBITE: Alison Higgins

"So, there's not enough fingers to hold back that water. there's not enough little Dutch boys, and so we have to come up with something."

SO FOUR FLORIDA COUNTIES HAVE BANDED TOGETHER. BUT SOLUTIONS ARE EXPENSIVE AND DOLLARS IN SHORT SUPPLY.

STILL OFFICIALS HOPE THESE STEPS - FROM REPLENISHING SAND TO NEW BUILDING CODES

WILL HELP FIGHT BACK THE RISING SEA LEVELS.

SIGOUT - TONY WINTON /ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI

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