Manatee County officials release info from'informational meeting on Tropical Storm Debby

4:12 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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Manatee County, Florida -- County officials met Monday in an "information only" briefing to discuss the status of Tropical Storm Debby and potential needs in the days to come.

Below is a breakdown from the meeting:

Government offices remain open for business.   

Sunshine Skyway bridge remains closed to all traffic.  The Manatee and Cortez bridges are open for vehicles, however closed to large boat traffic.

Three (3) gates at the County Dam are open as Lake Manatee continues to rise.  Lift stations are operational, yet experiencing high water alarms. 

Local flooding has been limited.  No roads are closed.

Island officials indicated widespread beach erosion and potentially dangerous situations near jetties, piers, and bridges.

Expected rainfall for the remainder of the week is estimated at 5-6 inches for Manatee County.

Officials advise residents and visitors to monitor weather conditions and prepare to utilize their family disaster plan if needed.  Residents and visitors are asked to limit traffic to the barrier islands when possible.  No evacuations have been recommended at this time.  

For more information, visit or call 941-749-3507.

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