Flood advisory issued for Collier County ahead of rainy week

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Collier County is under a flood advisory due to the excessive rain until 2 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for an area that includes middle to southern Collier and into mainland Monroe County.

Some of the areas affected include:

  • Naples
  • Marco Island
  • Everglades City
  • Chokoloskee
  • Golden Gate Estates
  • Copeland
  • Carnestown
  • Plantation Island
  • Royal Palm Hammock
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Marco Island Airport
  • Cape Romano
  • West Toll Gate On Alligator Alley
  • Belle Meade
  • Wilderness Waterway
  • Lely Resort
  • Naples Manor
  • Orangetree
  • Golden Gate

There were two flood advisories issued earlier that were allowed to expire at 7 p.m. One affected coastal parts of Collier, including Naples, and the other affected inland portions of the county.

Some predictions say Southwest Florida could receive 15 to 20 inches of rain this week, and certain areas could see almost two feet of rain.

If you do live in an area prone to flooding, make sure to elevate any electric features on your floor, keep a go-bag with all essential medications and toiletries and make a plan to keep your pets safe whether it’s having a friend keep them for a while or taking them to a kennel.

Collier County is headed into a particularly rainy week.

Right now, there’s no sign that a tropical system will rapidly form and intensify, but the rain may bring flooding to certain areas.

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