Listen: Hurricane Michael, Michael Ryan, Levy County Coastal Community discussed on AM Tampa Bay
"Director Michael Ryan abundance of caution just to kind of be proactive in response to the storm understanding that storms by the very nature. Unpredictable. So we wanted to be in a good posture that should we need to take any emergency measures that we were able to do. So Ryan says the impact from hurricane Michael will be minimal overall. But there could be between one to three feet of storm surge in the bay area as hurricane Michael nears, the panhandle Florida's Gulf Coast, watches and waits. Dennis gale is the manager at the steamers clam bar and grill in cedar key. The Levy county coastal community juts out into the Gulf away from the coastline making it particularly vulnerable to hurricanes two years ago. Gill says her main ripped up, cedar key. Everyone knows that you know, worst case scenario what can. Happen when a storm surge. And so I think everyone can be prepared a little bit more having gone through that a couple of years ago. Levy like citrus county to itself has ordered evacuations from the coast storm surges, the greatest threat, even as far south as Pinellas and manatee counties storm could cause some additional above normal high tide two to four feet Josh boat ride of Pinellas county. Government says there's already been some flooding in northeast Saint Pete and along the beaches. Sharon, Parker, NewsRadio nine seventy WFL area. Red Cross says local volunteers are on standby to determine if they'll be needed in the panhandle. The American Red Cross of central Florida, actually still has more than a dozen responders and the Carolinas that are helping with hurricane Florence that was our third wave of responders. So."