Weather Alerts

Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Sarasota

Charlotte FL-Lee FL-Sarasota FL-
1115 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Southwestern Charlotte County in southwestern Florida...
Northwestern Lee County in southwestern Florida...
South central Sarasota County in west central Florida...

* Until 1245 AM EDT

* At 1113 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. This heavy rainfall
will lead to flooding of streets...small streams...and other low
lying locations.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
North Port, South Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, Palm Island, Oscar
Scherer State Park, Placida, Rotonda, Venice Gardens, Grove City
and Osprey.

Additional rainfall of 1-2 inches is expected over the area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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LAT...LON 2673 8230 2718 8251 2721 8241 2710 8236
2703 8228 2691 8225 2670 8212

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