The City of Naples continues to closely monitor the trajectory of Tropical Storm Idalia, and its potential strengthening, path, and possible impacts to our area. As of 8:00am EDT, the National Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Idalia located approximately 375 miles southwest of Key West. TS Idalia is moving northward at 8 mph with sustained maximum winds of 65 mph. Collier and Lee Counties remain outside of the forecast cone, but this could change as Idalia moves into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal Collier County remains under a Tropical Storm Watch as well as a Storm Surge Watch. It is possible to begin feeling tropical storm-force winds and rain late this evening into Tuesday morning.
Current projections have Idalia moving in a Northward direction while strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane later today. The storm is expected to move quickly and strengthen to a Major Hurricane (sustained winds greater than 110 mph) when it is located off Tampa’s west coast Wednesday morning. The latest maps from the NOAA National Hurricane Center are included below for reference.
Although the City of Naples is outside the projected path, the City encourages all residents and visitors to review their preparedness plans and stay informed on local updates. The path of the storm and its impacts are still uncertain. Stay informed by receiving emails, CodeRED alerts, installing our Fire-Rescue app, or visit our website at https://www.naplesgov.com/hurricane/page/tropical-storm-idalia-updates.
City of Naples Parking Garages
The City of Naples Public Parking Garages located off of 8th Street South are currently intended for DAY USE ONLY. Storing personal vehicles for storm preparation is PROHIBITED in the City’s parking garages. For storm preparations, the City’s parking garages are currently reserved for City Emergency Personnel and Emergency Vehicles only. As we monitor the storm, the parking garages may become available to the public on a first come basis, no earlier than 2:00pm Tuesday, August 29th.
Per City Ordinance Section 36-66, any vehicle left beyond 48-hours is subject to towing. Vehicles must also be parked in a designated parking space.
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