Englewood Water District
7AM Updated —
Some of our critical infrastructure is currently without power and is operating on generator power only. Crews have been working throughout the night to minimize any disruptions to service during the storm.
While there are no widespread impacts to service at this time, areas where roadways are underwater may experience sporadic sewer issues until crews can access the manholes. If you are in a low laying area where the streets have flooded or may flood please conserve water and sewer use until after the roadways clear.
Currently, all known impacts to sewer service are minor and isolated to our V1 service area pictured below:
Beach Road is closed to Manasota Key.
U.S. 41 Bridges Closed; Localized Flooding in Charlotte County
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2023) – The U.S. 41 bridges over the Peace River are closed until further notice due to road flooding in Punta Gorda. Storm surge, high tides and excessive rainfall from Hurricane Idalia have caused widespread localized flooding, particularly in coastal areas. These conditions will continue to worsen this morning.
The Beach Road causeway leading to Manasota Key is closed until further notice. Avoid driving in downtown Punta Gorda where there are reports of flooded roads and disabled vehicles stretching from Cooper Street to Berry Street. Sections of Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda and Harborview Road and Bayshore Drive in Charlotte Harbor are susceptible to flooding. Hydroplaning incidents have been reported by law enforcement.
Residents and visitors who do not need to travel are advised to remain at home and not drive on roadways. Charlotte County reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling. Travelers are encouraged not to drive through roadways that are underwater and find an alternate route. Remember, turn around, don’t drown.
For Tropical Storm Idalia information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000.
Media and public can follow Charlotte County Emergency Management important emergency information at www.charlottecountyfl.gov/em, www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty, and www.twitter.com/ccoem.

Closed today: Schools, government offices remain closed in wake of Idalia

⚠️ 🚧 BRIDGES CLOSED ⚠️ ⚠️ 🚧 – Both the John Ringling Bridge and Siesta Key Bridge are CLOSED to traffic going ONTO the barrier islands for the foreseeable future due to flooding on the keys.
With high tide at 12:15 p.m. today, it will take hours for the water to recede. Our emergency management team will be assessing the situation and make determinations. Stay tuned here for updates and follow www.Sarasotaflgov.Alerts
Register for emergency notifications at www.AlertCitySarasota.com