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Storm watch: Gasparilla Island weathers TS Isaac well

By Staff | Aug 27, 2012

All is clear on Gasparilla island after weathering the weekend threat of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Boca Grande Fire Chief C.W. Blosser said TS Isaac turned out to be less damaging than TS Debby two months ago.

As of now there are no issues or concerns on Gasparilla Island,” Blossr said.. “The bridges and roads are clear from major debris and scattered small limbs.”

Standing water on the roads is less than after TS Debby, Blosser said, and is in the normal areas. Utilities are all normal with no concerns.

Tides around Gasparilla Island were 2 to 3 feet higher than normal Monday morning and are expected to be 1 to 2 feet higher than normal tonight.

Weather conditions will improve as the day goes on but there is a risk of rip currents today.

The Lee County Emergency Operations Center will continue to ramp down today and the Gasparilla Island EOC is now closed. Normal BGFD operations are in effect.