Hurricane Hermine Update – September 1, 2016
Residents are urged to avoid unnecessary travel this afternoon and tonight as Hurricane Hermine’s effects are felt in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Sarasota and Manatee County Emergency Management Officials are encouraging people to be off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel this evening and tonight as the strongest wind and rains from Hurricane Hermine arrive after sundown.
Most of the heavy storm activity will occur during the night. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting up to 6 inches of rain will fall tonight, and winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are possible.
NWS extended its Tropical Storm Warning South to Manatee and Sarasota Counties earlier today.
Due to localized flooding on some Longboat Key streets, Waste Management was not able to access all homes for garbage collection. Residents are asked to move their garbage carts inside. Waste Management will attempt collection Friday, weather permitting, or on the next service date, Tuesday, September 6th.
The affected streets that are currently reported are:
St Jude’s Drive
St Jude’s Drive North
St Jude’s Drive South
Gulf Bay Road
· Sarasota and Manatee Counties are under a tropical storm warning until further notice
· Sarasota County has declared a Local State of Emergency to assist in ongoing response efforts
· Flood watch in effect through Friday
· Coastal flood advisory in effect through Friday
For Governor Scott’s Press Conference regarding Hurricane Hermine, click here
Call 9-1-1 for any medical, fire, or police emergency!
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*After the storm passes, make sure to empty any containers that may have accumulated rain water to stop mosquitoes from breeding