Epic Storm Surge Predicted to Hit the Florida Keys Saturday Night

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(Newswire.net — September 8, 2017) — The Eye of Hurricane Irma and the 160+MPH winds, will be passing over the Florida Keys at approximately 7:00 PM Saturday Night.  Simultaneously the 4th largest high tide of the month will be coming in starting at 7:00 PM, and reaching its hightide point of 39 Inches at 11:19 PM.

The combination of the two, promises to bring a storm surge to the Florida Keys, not seen in over a century. 



 “If ever there was a storm to take seriously in the Keys, this is it,” Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt told WPLG. “The sooner people leave, the better.”

 If you need help the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center phone number is (305) 289-6018