Mandatory evacuations issued for parts of FL Gulf coast

Posted by: ST on October 21, 2005 at 12:17 pm

Via FoxNews:

KEY WEST, Fla. — Evacuations were ordered for parts of the Florida mainland Friday in anticipation of the slow-but-ferocious Hurricane Wilma, which was already battering Cancun and Cozumel in Mexico.

Emergency officials also told residents of the Florida Keys to begin leaving.

The mandatory mainland order, effective at noon Friday, covered part of the Gulf Coast town of Naples and the nearby snowbird enclave of Marco Island.

My best friend lives in Naples. I’ve not been in contact with her since this mandatory evacuation was issued, but I know she had a gameplan for when to leave and where to stay. Looks like those plans have just been bumped up a couple of days.

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3 Responses to “Mandatory evacuations issued for parts of FL Gulf coast”


  1. - The NWS guys are collectively side peddling thier cannoes on this one, and I for one do not blame them. If past performance is any indicator, so far not a single prediction concerning this storm has thus far held up…. Its just not playing ball so to speak, so I’m skeptical they really have a warm feeling they know where its going at all….

    Bang waves to sis :grin:

  2. camojack says:

    Both of my sisters live in Florida, but I’m hoping Wilma settles down before reaching there…

  3. Bang, I hope they are wrong about this one, but Wilma looks like she’s on the path they have projected … sigh.

    Camo, I hope so too!