This is an information page that is used when there is a tropical storm headed for Anna Maria Island. The storm for this blog is specifically Tropical Storm Debby for Anna Maria Island. Island Real Estate does this for all tropical storms that show to be headed for Anna Maria Island.
UPDATE: 2:00 PM – Wednesday – June 27th – by Larry
Good bye Debby. Debby is officially over the Atlantic and no longer going to bother our little piece of paradise. It is a nice change of pace. Was not happy to see her arrive but happy to see her go. That is it for now, Anna Maria Island should be in tip top shape in the next few days. This will be my last post. Thanks so much to all for your kind words via email. I am happy to be your eyes and ears on Anna Maria Island! Thanks to the National Hurricane center for the picture below.
We all have to deal with mother nature and some days are better than others. Tornado’s, Winter Storms, Typhoons, and yes …. Hurricanes. This page is an attempt to help visitors with Anna Maria Island Hurricane and storm information.
The below page is used by the Island Real Estate staff to inform all property owners specific plans underway due to an impending storm. The appropriate storm link below will detail specific information as well as time-lines used by our staff to inform our owners the plans underway as well as local official recommendations or on going requirements due to pending Tropical Storms or Hurricanes. Intensity as well as time before the storm arrive dictates whether a link will be provided below. For example, a TROPICAL STORM being predicted to be hitting Anna Maria Island within the next 96 hours will most likely not make our list until 24 hours prior to arrival. However, a Category 3 Hurricane that is projected to hit Anna Maria Island in 72 hours will be posted below. As usual if you have any questions please call the Island Real Estate Staff toll free at (877) 778 6066 or if you need more information visit our website. Continue reading Anna Maria Island Hurricane and Storm information
Most of us don’t look forward to late summer because with the heat comes major storms. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when a hurricane misses Anna Maria Island. Surfers really look forward to near misses and travel hundreds of miles to find high surf on the Gulf Coast. High tide as well as hurricane Gustav and Ike created fabulous surfing conditions the last few weeks on Anna Maria Island. The entire island was overrun with surfers. Every beach access point was packed with cars filled with anxious surfers. Watching surfers make it to the beach to see the surf for the first time was like seeing a child on Christmas morning. I didn’t need to see smiles on the surfers faces, I could see they were smiling from the glimmer in their eyes.
Firstly, I have NEVER seen the beach as crowded as it was Sunday and secondly on a cloudy stormy day. It was a site to be seen that I wish all visitors to Anna Maria Island could have witnessed. I took many photos and I hope that these help bridge the gap for everyone to feel the awe inspiring energy that was present. It was amazing! Most of us hunker down as a storm’s arm reaches out to give us stormy weather. I think surfers of Florida showed the Anna Maria Island residents and visitors why rainbows come out on a rainy day! Who would have known such a treasured experience could be found on a stormy day?
View the video below and turn up the sound if you hear nothing.
We have hurricane information for those planning their Anna Maria Island vacation during season. Hurricane Season is from June 1st until November 1st with the statistics showing us that the months of September and October offer the most intense activity.
Hurricane Information from the past
Since 1950 Anna Maria Island has not seen a hurricane make landfall within 50 miles. There are many theories regarding the many years without a strong windy season. Many say that the Tampa Bay currents “kick” hurricanes to the North. The obvious path of hurricanes generally track to the North or South of the city of Tampa and Anna Maria Island. We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance which will cover your rental fees in the case of an evacuation. If the vacation rental that you are scheduled to stay in is uninhabitable we will find a similar accommodation on Anna Maria Island. Why worry? Take a look at the historical map below…