About 25 minutes from now, at 4pm, the Clearwater police at the Memorial Causeway bridge are expecting to open the bridge back up to traffic. This will allow traffic to flow regularly to and from Clearwater Beach. There are still high winds, but the storm surge and flooding doesn’t look terribly catastrophic from the mainland. Beachgoers will soon get their first look at the islands after the storm. I’m also hoping to bring you the first Hurricane Irma surf report as soon as the islands open back up.
Sandbag distribution locations were opened today in response to Hurricane Irma for unincorporated parts of Pinellas County. These locations are being inundated with people looking for sandbags to protect their homes from flood and rainwater. Currently, the wait for sandbags is 2 hours. There’s a lot of sand according to the park ranger directing traffic, but if your in a low lying area it might be worth the wait, because the sand could run out like it did today in Clearwater. Sandbags will help with Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Sandbags in Pinellas County