Marco Islanders recently experienced a significant weather event, as anywhere between6½ 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 intersectionsand 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 haveall 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 outagesor other issues were reported.
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