Rain and High Tides Close Coastal Roadways – Flood Watch Continues
HERNANDO – A flood watch remains in effect until 4:00 PM today, as heavy rains continue to pour down across the Nature Coast.
The latest report from the National Weather Service shows rain amounts reaching 3.00” through Tuesday morning.
Although tidal flooding caused road closures at Cortez Blvd and Pine Island Drive, Cortez Blvd and Bayou Drive, and Tropical Drive and Shoal Line Blvd, there have been no major reports damage.
Roads are expected to flood again today, as the next high tide could reach 3 to 5 feet in some areas along the coast. High tide is expected around 4:00 PM today and around 5:00 PM tomorrow.
Officials recommend taking the necessary precautions to protect life and property if you live in low-lying areas along the coast.
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