A tropical storm system forming in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Southwest Florida this weekend. Because of the large amounts of hurricane-related vegetative debris have been piled in the roadside swale system blocking drainage inlets and outfalls, it is expected that all areas of the county will experience flooding, especially on roadways.
The purpose of this message is to offer information regarding conditions and priorities. For the many residents who left the city in advance of the Category 4 Hurricane Irma, we are pleased to inform you that you may return to Naples. We expect that most streets will be sufficiently cleared of fallen trees and branches by the end of the day to allow access to residential and business properties.
As of this date, Hurricane Irma is a significant Category 5 storm with winds of 157 m.p.h. or greater. Models used by the National Hurricane Center to predict the paths of hurricanes show that Hurricane Irma will pass over or very close to Naples. Unless there is a change in its path, we should expect a severe weather event this weekend and be prepared.
Storm Watch: Hurricane Irma Strenghtens to Category 5 Storm
September 05, 2017
Irma strengthens into Cat 5 storm Tuesday morning as it nears Caribbean Islands
We are closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma. Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Please sign up for the City's Code Red Service to stay fully informed on the storm and receive critical alerts on potential evacuation mandates, shelter information, and more. Once we learn what the impacts to SWFL will be, we will have more information to share.
The All-Hazards Guide is your ready reference guide to help you, your family, and your business prepare for those dangerous and potentially deadly days caused by Mother Nature, such as flood, fire, hurricanes, and tornadoes.