Some Pahokee residents feel the media hype surrounding the safety of the Hoover Dike system around Lake Okeechobee will damage property values and the well-being of the town. Situated just outside the dike walls and surrounded by sugar fields and processing plants, the town has seen better days economically.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER, Daily News

Some Pahokee residents feel the media hype surrounding the safety of the Hoover Dike system around Lake Okeechobee will damage property values and the well-being of the town. Situated just outside the dike walls and surrounded by sugar fields and processing plants, the town has seen better days economically.

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