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Taylor County prepares for Tropical Storm Nestor

Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 17:19:24-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. — In August, heavy rain and flooding damaged at least 100 homes in Steinhatchee.

Now the county is bracing for more rain and possible storm surge.

Businesses on the coast of Steinhatchee say that storm surge is what they're most worried about. They learned during Hurricane Hermine, it can cause a lot of damage.

No evacuations have been issued for the area but staff have been making sure equipment is secure and put away.

Derek Snyder, Outside Manager of Sea Hack Marina, says that they are doing their best to get prepared.

“It actually kind of caught us off guard, it came out of nowhere. We’re expecting a pretty good surge and pretty heavy winds so we’re taking all the precautions we can to be prepared for this thing," said Snyder.

Snyder says that Hurricane Hermine was devastating to the business and those who have boats here. He is hoping that the cyclone won’t have effect them like Hermine in 2016.

Taylor County EMA has given out sandbags for those in the area.

In an update from the county, low lying coastal areas will see anywhere from three to four feet of storm surge.