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So how much rain did Sarasota get Tuesday?


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  • | 10:30 a.m. June 12, 2024
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Rain gauges throughout the Sarasota area produced some mind-boggling numbers Tuesday as the Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Monitoring System recorded rainfall of up to 8.58 inches. 

Those numbers promise to rise even further as the unpredictable Invest 90L storm system parked off the Gulf Coast is expected to continue to throw rain bands across the area throughout the weekend.

The highest reported rainfall in Sarasota County was 8.58 inches in the last 24 hours at a monitoring station at South Shade Avenue and Bahia Vista Street in the Arlington Park neighborhood. 

That was the only station within the city limits that measured more than 8 inches. A nearby station in the Pinecraft area reported 7.83 inches of rain.

Other points of interest in and near the city include Bobby Jones Golf Club at 6.38 inches, Newtown near the intersection of Myrtle Street and U.S. 301 at 5.93 inches, 6.01 inches in Gulf Gate, and 7.25 inches in the Desoto Lakes area north of the city. 

The county’s only Lakewood Ranch station recorded 8.51 inches in the Waterside development just north of Fruitville Road and 8.39 inches near Clark Road east of I-75.

The city of Sarasota has asked those experiencing residential or commercial flooding within the city limits to report it to [email protected]. The information will be used in a report submitted to the federal government for consideration of FEMA assistance.

The article has been updated with info about the city of Sarasota's efforts to collect flooding reports.

 

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