|Published:||Sep 06, 2012 6:07 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 06, 2012 6:44 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - While Tropical Storm Isaac meant some wind and rain for most of Southwest Florida, Collier County pegs the storm's impact to just shy of $7 million.
According to emergency management officials, Isaac washed away 50,000 square feet of sand off Naples and Marco Island beaches.
The storm also caused $500,000 of losses in Everglades City, in the form of flood-damaged roads and utilities.
Residents in that area say they are used to a little flooding on the roads after a rain, but not quite like what Isaac did.
"We had about 2 and a half feet in the deepest part," said John Famiglietti, a Chokoloskee resident. "If I had to compare it to something -- Tropical Storm Fay when it came through... It was about a foot deeper than that."
A big chunk of the area's damage was to the wastewater treatment system. Emergency Management says the city is reporting flooding damaged the plant and 100 local wastewater pumps, which are valued at $2,000 each.
Collier County would be eligible for federal aid once the state formally applies for it. Emergency management officials hear that could happen this weekend.