Hurricane Irma 9/10/2017 3 pm

We are now under a 24 hour mandatory curfew. The wind and rain are here. Our house is making sounds I have never heard before. Please see the following report from Channel 7:

Water recedes on shorelines, sinking boats and docks into mud

on Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:23 PM EDT

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) — Water has been receding on Sarasota Bay and around the Suncoast, sinking boats and docks into the mud.

Why does this happen? As Hurricane Irma approaches, the offshore winds push the water out. This wind is blowing counter-clockwise.

At the tail end of the storm, the onshore winds will push the water back at us. The water sloshing back will add an additional one to two feet to the storm surge, according to meteorologist John Scalzi.

But that will be small compared to the surges cased by the wind push. Those surges are expected to be about 5- to 8-feet high. The concave beaches will be hardest hit and the first effects will begin around the Charlotte Harbor area.

All of this will happen at the same time as high tide here.


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2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
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