City of Marco Island declares state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian
The City of Marco Island declared Saturday a state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian.
"The City of Marco Island is mirroring the Collier County Board of County Commissioners by declaring a state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian at 10:30 a.m.," the city wrote in a Facebook post.
"The City of Marco Island declared a state of emergency as a prudent response based on the existing forecast and to ensure a consistent message to the public," Marco Island Police Captain David Baer wrote in an email to the Eagle.
Dorian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as of 2. p.m., but Marco Island is outside Dorian's probable path.
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay is calling for "possible tropical storm conditions" for Naples on Labor Day and into Tuesday, Naples Daily News reported Saturday morning. In Fort Myers, the NWS warns that hurricane conditions could still be possible Monday through Tuesday night.