For Immediate release:
Contact person: Dee Hawkins-Garland
Office Phone: 941.833.5600
Cell Phone: 941.380.6113
Charlotte County Emergency Management
Tropical Storm Emily
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (July31, 2017) – Charlotte County Emergency Management personnel are monitoring and participating in the State Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service advisory’s conference calls.
The 9:00 am conference call from the National Weather Service -Tampa Bay advised the center of Emily is 28 miles west of St. Petersburg Beach with 45 mph winds.
For Charlotte County, the National Weather Service predicts Charlotte County could experience 2-4 inches of rain fall. If heavy rainfall occurs Charlotte residents located in areas which normally flood during heavy rain fall to anticipate the same.
CC Emergency Management reminds people to follow the below safety tips to remain safe during the heavy rainfall.
- Avoid any unnecessary travel if possible
- If travel is necessary, allow for additional time for travel and remember to turn on your headlights to help other vehicle see you
- If while traveling you come across water in the road remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown Avoid driving through any flooded areas
- Cancel any beach, swimming or boating activities you may have planned for today. Water activities during a storm are proved to be dangerous and can result in injuries and death.
- Avoid walking through any flooded areas, ditches, channels drain areas, etc.
- If you encounter a downed power line to remove yourself from the area and report the down powerline immediately.
- Report any power outages
Charlotte County Emergency Management will continue to monitor all updates with the next update from the National Weather Service -Tampa Bay at 1:00 pm.