HURRICANE MATTHEW NEWS 10/6/2016 Below followed by
a message from Janet on the weather Friday, October 7, 2016
PHOTOS OF THE BEACH 11/3/2014
CARE FOR WALKWAYS, E BREEZEWAY, D & F STAIRS ON BULLETIN BOARD 3/3/2014
From Janet Kanes on Friday, October 7, 2016
Hi from Seascape,
When I got in my car this morning in North Naples it appeared to be a nice day. Even though it is dark when I travel to work it was not raining and appeared to be fairly normal.
Well, then I pulled into Seascape's parking lot and opened the car door and the wind almost took off my door.
No, really everything is fine at Seascape. Yes, it is a very windy day and the surf is high but I've seen it worse on other plain old rainy days. At the moment it is not even raining and we haven't had much rain so far today. The sun is actually shining.
Your Seascape staff did our usual Hurricane Prep: Checked that all condo shutters were down Put all chairs away so they would not be flying away, etc.
Everything is fine and I just wanted to make sure you all know that so you can relax and not worry about your slice of heaven. We missed it again!!!!
Subject: Hurricane Matthew Advisory-For City of Bonita Springs and Lee County only From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:15:45 +0000
Hurricane Matthew Advisory For City of Bonita Springs and Lee County only Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 2:45 pm EST
We wanted to assure our residents that City of Bonita Springs officials are monitoring the activity of Hurricane Matthew!
Matthew remains a large, powerful and dangerous storm. It was downgraded to a Cat 3 overnight but is anticipated to gain strength during the day today as it moves into the Bahamas, away from the land area it encountered overnight. The forecast is for Matthew to become a Cat 4 and to begin a NNW/NW turn today as predicted. This path will continue to take Matthew east of the Florida peninsula, very close to the coast. The path has been shifted somewhat to the west bringing Matthew closer to the coast of Florida then previously predicted. We remain on the “dry” side of the storm.
Lee County is NOT in the forecast cone currently, but due to the size of the hurricane, may experience winds and rains associated with the hurricane;
Winds will be stronger than first predicted as the storm will be closer to us- they are predicting 25-35 MPH winds with gusts near/over 40 MPH in rain bands (.5 -1.5 inches) and squall lines as they move through the area;
The storm track timing has changed as Matthew has moved slower than originally predicted; therefore we will still begin to see a rise in breezy conditions as today progresses; growing into windy conditions Thursday afternoon and through all day Friday.
Review your Hurricane Plans with family and friends; If you have travel plans this weekend, review them for any changes due to the path of Hurricane Matthew;
Continue to monitor local weather and media outlets;
Information is subject to change as the official forecast track shifts.
For the latest information, please check the local news reports as well as the following from Lee County Emergency Management: