Sunday, September 20, 2020

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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