Skip to main content
Tropical Storm Debby brought heavy winds and rain in late June.
Longboat Key Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 5 years ago

Hurricane season spares Longboat

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Hurricane season ended Nov. 30, and once again hurricanes avoided Longboat Key.

Tropical Storm Debby struck the area in late June, bringing wind, rain and damages, marking the Key’s first brush with a tropical storm in six years.

Town officials braced for Tropical Storm Isaac in August, the storm shifted direction and made landfall in Louisiana.

The Sarasota area has experienced hurricane impacts in recent decades but hasn’t had a direct hurricane hit since 1944.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

Related Stories