Elsa Update: July 6, 2021, 9:00

“Today is our game day,”  Acting Emergency Director Erin Thomas said as she opened her update on Tropical Storm Elsa and the county’s emergency response.

Coastal residents should be particularly mindful of Elsa, which is expected to cause a 3-5 foot storm surge.  According to Thomas, a 3 foot storm surge will cover Pine Island Drive. Hernando county will begin to experience tropical storm force winds around 39 MPH beginning mid-evening and overnight.  The storm is expected to be over our area for 9-12 hours.  

Tropical Storm Eta Update 11/9/2020

The center of Eta is located about 210 miles southwest of Fort Myers, moving southwest at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph. The center of Eta will continue moving away from the southwest Florida coast through the afternoon/evening hours. Eta is no longer forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico but remain a tropical storm.