Sarasota News Leader

12/06/2013

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Sarasota News Leader December 6, 2013 Commissioner Nora Patterson brought up the topic of flooded roads during the board's regular meeting on Oct. 8, referencing a letter the commissioners had received from tourists whose car was damaged as they navigated Siesta Key's Beach Road during the September week that saw significant rainfall countywide. Page 54 period, while Vice Chairman Charles Hines pointed to problems in downtown Sarasota with street flooding. Therefore, Robinson suggested staff assess the situation countywide. Reid mentioned the possible development of a "Top 10" list of roads that flood often, along with some type of plan for keeping signs close by for deployment as needed to warn Patterson asked then County Administrator motorists. Randall Reid to talk with staff about whether it would be practical to keep signs handy "I don't know that anybody really wants perto deploy on roads that typically flood "in manent signs," Patterson told The Sarasota News Leader on Dec. 3 in response to the extreme weather conditions." memo from Cash and Williams. Commissioner Christine Robinson told Patterson she saw motorists stranded in cars "I understand where they're coming from," in Englewood during that same September Robinson said in an interview with the News Beach Road is prone to flood during heavy rain events, especially near the entrance and exits for Siesta Public Beach. Photo courtesy Sarasota County

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