Churches will be busy spots this weekend, and not just because of the coming and going of worshippers. Church campuses are serving as distribution points for many of the disaster relief efforts pouring into Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. That and other factors have led many places of worship to truncate their weekend schedules. Religious leaders say it is a good idea to check a church’s web site or Facebook page for updated information.
At Ave Maria, Steve Giuttari and his crew were busy with a front end loader and a chainsaw clearing fallen trees from Ave Maria Boulevard, the main entrance to the community, at 8 a.m. They might as well, Giuttari said. They didn’t have anything else to do. They are in town with Sports Contracting Group building a football stadium for Ave Maria University. Hurricane Irma knocked down a set of stands they’d just put up. “The bleachers are a nightmare,” he said.
Photos and video on social media Sunday afternoon showed a strange phenomenon as Hurricane Irma threatened Southwest Florida with catastrophic storm surge. Along the beach and in canals, water levels fell noticeably. But emergency managers warn that the falling water should not be mistaken as a sign that a surge isn’t coming. More:Worst of flooding will last into the night, says Collier EOCA storm like Irma is powerful enough to suck water into its center, causing the water level to fall in places.
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Selecting a term
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