Saturday, September 09, 2017

Marco Island landfall for Irma?

It looks like it. My in-laws have a vacation condo there on the second floor of Sunset House North. It has been in the family since the 1970s and holds a lot of memories. They've spent virtually every Christmas there. It's a short walk to the bathtub warm water of the Gulf of Mexico. With storm surges of over nine feet predicted, the FLAT island will be inundated. Apparently, until the 1980s, there was no sandy beach there. The shoreline was right in front of the condo. They pumped white sand from the Gulf to create that artificial beach.

Irma makes landfall around 10 a.m. Eastern on Sunday.

The condo is at the 3:00 mark. It is the second oldest building along the beach. Developers made a fortune there.

1 comment:

steve-vh said...

Used to go to Marco and Tiger Tail beach every other year for Xmas in the 90's. Very fond memories. Right before prices skyrocketed too.