Hurricane Michael Update

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  1. Victor

    Victor Member

    Manatee County Emergency Management has released the following alert:

    Tropical Storm Michael is expected to become a hurricane sometime on 10/08/2018.It was upgraded at 110 hours to a Category I storm, it is predicted to become a major hurricane sometime Tuesday. Manatee County is predicted to experience hurricane force winds at approximately 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Storm surge for the Manatee County area is predicted to be between 2 - 4 feet. Tornadoes are always possible with tropical storms.

    Please use caution if you are out on the roads Tuesday afternoon. High winds, rain and flooding are possible. Do not drive through a flooded street. As little as one foot of water can float a car. Tornadoes are possible during tropical storms and hurricanes and have occurred in the Lakewood Ranch area. If you have CodeRed on your cell phone and receive a tornado alert, you have only a few minutes to take shelter. Go to an interior room without windows and wait for the all clear. You can subscribe to CodeRed for extreme weather alerts on your cell phone at the Manatee County web site,

    The Lakewood Ranch Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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