Saturday, April 17, 2021

Extreme Flooding on Marco Island



Marco Islanders recently experienced a significant weather event, as anywhere between

Photos by Steve Stefanides

Photos by Steve Stefanides

6½ to 9 inches of rain fell on the island overnight


on June 5. By 9 AM on June 6, Jon Busch


of Hernando Drive reported 6½ inches in his rain gauge.

Major intersections



and side streets were impacted. Marco Island Police closed flooded roadways


and aided motorists to find alternate routes to prevent stalling of


motor vehicles or driving vehicles into swales and becoming disabled.

“We have



all our people working problem areas to assist residents and would


request motorist exercise extreme caution, especially when driving through flooded roadways.


If possible we suggest they find alternate routes, rather than driving


through deep water,” said Police Chief Al Schettino.

No major power outages



or other issues were reported.

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