Fort Myers Beach residents & businesses keep close eye on Isaac
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Ft. MYERS BEACH, Fla. - If Tropical Storm Isaac continues on its current track, the first area in Lee County that would be affected is Ft. Myers Beach.
Forecasters predict the storm will affect our weather in some form or another and that could put a damper of weekend plans.
"(We're) actually heading down to the keys... Key west and heading out to Ft. Jefferson – Dry Tortugas," said Sherri Pitts, a Ft. Myers Beach resident.
But if Tropical Storm Isaac has anything to do with it, the Keys will be a washout.
In Your Corner asked if Pitt’s plans to brave the weather anyway. Reporter: "You still doing that? I'm not so sure. The weather out there is looking a little scary," said Pitts.
Isaac is also affecting the way business is being done on Ft. Myers Beach... a town already familiar with the damage a powerful enough storms can do.
The dock master at "The Boat Club" said he is busy storing boats in a covered marina, but ran out of room.
Owners who are concerned about the safety of their boats may need to pick them up and find an alternate storage facility.
At another Ft. Myers Beach business, employees at a boat repair company located along Main St. is already mapping out what to do.
"Any kind of stuff around the yard… ladders, boat stands we put away. Anything that the wind may catch and blow around and might do damage to something," said Douglas Kiesel.
Employees are also shoring up boats that are currently under repair, in case the wind picks up and the storm strikes.
Ft. Myers Beach town officials say they haven't done anything yet, but will be keeping a close eye on the storm before rolling out there hurricane plans.