|Published:||Aug 24, 2012 5:21 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 24, 2012 6:13 PM EDT|
MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- There are about 17,000 people who live on Marco Island, even more here right now with our tourist population. City leaders are concerned about flooding and wind damage and that's why preparation is key.
Resident Mark Green said, "It is tedious a little time consuming but I want to get ahead of the game today."
That is exactly what Marco Island Police suggest.
Assistant Chief Dave Baer said, "One thing I am concerned about is people are going to hurt during preparation mode. I suggest they go out when it is cool, get hydrated, wear safety gear and gloves."
At this point, Baer said county and city leaders are meeting at least twice a day to solidify storm plans and pool their resources.
"We have portable stop signs, sandbags, saw-horses, barricades, and emergency vessels for rescue."
To prevent flooding in problem areas, the city recently improved their sewers and roadways, but with Isaac on the move, crews are working around the clock.
Baer said, "They go out to sewer grates and make sure there is no debris in there now so when the rains pick up other debris can go into the sewer."
Green said, "I hope the storm goes way out in the Gulf."
City workers spent part of the day taking before pictures on the beach just in case they have to apply for FEMA assistance after Isaac.
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