Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued these alerts for motorists driving in the area:         • SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 684/Cortez Road West northbound to SR 64/Manatee Avenue West: Various locations will close 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday, …

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Precautions taken for T.S. Erika

A tag is required for re-entry following an evacuation of the island. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

The storm fizzled, but concerns for rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Erika remained Aug. 31 Several area governments took emergency action Aug. 28-29 in anticipation of heavy wind and rain in the storm’s path. Manatee County Commissioners met Aug. …

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