Fort Myers Beach tourists don't let Andrea ruin vacation plans
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Tropical Storm Andrea has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tourists have noticed the sunshine has been hiding lately.
"We thought last week was crummy, but this week topped it," said Cathy Ollar, tourist.
Tourists on Fort Myers Beach hoped mother nature would take a break so they could enjoy their ocean view.
"We sat on the balcony all night hoping to get a clearing this morning and go for a walk," said Brad Brown, visiting from Indiana.
"Breezy, look at this, this is gorgeous!" said Ron Wisneski who is visiting from Missouri and he's looking on the bright side when it comes to this rainy weather.
"Alot of shells came up last night. My family was down here and collected a lot. It's unusual for Fort Myers beach in this area," said Wisneski.
From tourists to turtles, volunteers from a non-profit known as Turtle Time visited the beach on Thursday morning. It's something they do every day even if it rains.
"What concerned us the most is when we see a tropical storm, the fact there can be flooding, nests tend to be flooded. Last year with Tropical Storm Debby a lot of the nests got flooded out," said Sinia Vacca, volunteer with Turtle Time.
Volunteers are just reminding beach goers not to mess with the nests. It's against Florida law.
"Someone was out and saw a turtle perhaps curious and out of innocence startled it and it went back into the water and didn't make a nest," said Vacca.
Volunteers just hope mother nature doesn't mess with the nests this hurricane season.