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Hurricane Michael Prompts Advisories
Posted Date:
10/8/2018
The National Hurricane Center and Emergency Management officials have issued a coastal flood advisory, with warnings of high surf, and rip currents for Longboat Key beaches beginning this afternoon through Wednesday.

Beachgoers are advised to take precautions while on our beaches, be aware of very dangerous rip currents, and high surf.   Swimming and surfing are not advised.

 

Hurricane Michael will bring water levels 1-2 feet above our normal +2 high tides over the next two days.  For Longboat Key residents and business owners, in low-lying and flood prone areas, sand and bags will be available at the Broadway Beach Access Monday afternoon. 

 

Although Longboat Key is not forecast for landfall, high winds (with potential for tornadoes), and rainfall of 2”-4” will impact this area consistent with tropical storm features, through Wednesday evening.  Please exercise extreme caution with driving through standing water, and do not drive through any posted flooded streets.

 

Please monitor local weather in the event of changes to forecast on storm track and intensity.  Town staff continues to monitor and coordinate response with both Sarasota and Manatee Emergency Management Officials.

 

 
 
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