Weather updates: Severe flood warning issued for Naples, Collier County. What to know (2024)

The Naples Daily News is monitoring the weather today in Collier County. Here's what to know:

Note to reader: The most current information regarding Collier weather, alerts, and closures can be found HERE.

48-hour rainfall amounts in Collier County, Florida

  • Everglades City| 14.45 inches
  • North Naples| 8.86 inches
  • Naples| 7.92 inches
  • Lely| 6.96 inches
  • Immokalee| 6.58 inches
  • Marco Island| 6.09 inches

Current flood warnings in effect for Naples, Collier County

A severe flood warning is in effect for Collier County until 8 a.m. Thursday June 13.

Slow moving thunderstorms are casuing very heavy rainfall around the area. You may see flooding of rivers, creeks, streams,and other low-lying flood-prone environments.

Look out for extreme flash floods throughout the night.

Roads around the area may be closed due to flooding. Expect many areas of slow moving or standing water.

These are the areas that will experience flooding:

  • Naples
  • Marco Island
  • Everglades City
  • Ave Maria
  • Chokoloskee
  • Golden Gate Estates
  • Golden Gate
  • Naples Manor
  • Big Cypress National Preserve

What's the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning?

A flood watch is issued when flooding might happen.

A flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Collier County is under a flood watch until Friday evening, but there's also a flood warning currently in place. The flood warning expires tomorrow morning.

More rain in forecast for Wednesday night, Thursday

More rain is expected tonight and Thursday, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast for Collier County.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 10 p.m. tonight and could bring 1-2 inches of rain, while an 80% chance of rain Thursday could bring an additional one to two inches of precipitation.

A flood advisory is in effect for Collier County until 8 p.m.

Locations expected to experience flooding include:

  • Naples
  • Golden Gate Estates
  • Vineyards
  • North Naples
  • Golden Gate
  • Naples Park
  • East Naples
  • West Toll Gate On Alligator Alley
  • Quail Creek Estate
  • Pelican Bay

Tropical rainstorm swamps Marco roads

Marco Island flooding

Much of Barfield Drive on Marco Island was underwater Wednesday afternoon, due to flooding rains.

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NWS issues special weather statement for Collier County

At 4:28 p.m., the National Weather Service in Miami issued a Special Weather Statement for Collier County.

NWS meteorologists were tracking a strong radar-indicated thunderstorm 7 miles west of Loop Road Ee Center, or 17 miles east of Chokoloskee, moving east at 20 mph.

The storm could bring winds in excess of 40 mph and gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects, the weather service warned.

Locations that may be impacted include:

  • Shark Valley Observation Tower
  • Loop Road Ee Center
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Dade-Collier Training Airport
  • Fortymile Bend
  • Everglades National Park

Naples roads closed due to flooding

As of 4 p.m., Trade Center Way and Shirley Street at Pine Ridge Road are closed due to flooding from heavy rains, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reported.

Flash flood warning for Collier County extended

A flash flood warning for southeastern Collier County has been extended until 5:45 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service in Miami, at 3:51 p.m. Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Big Cypress National Preserve is expected to experience flash flooding, the NWS said.

Is Collier under a flash flood warning?

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for East Central Collier County. The warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m.

There's been three to five inches of rain so far with an expected rainfall rate of four to six inches in one hour.

Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. It'll impact small creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets, underpasses, and poor drainage in low-lying areas.

Big Cypress National Preserve is expected to experience flash flooding.

Florida weather radar

Is Collier experiencing any flooding?

There's a flood advisory in effect for Collier County until 2 p.m. today.

Collier has gotten between two and three inches of rain today and forecasters expect an additional one to three inches today. The additional rain will result in minor flooding.

There was a "radar confirmed" tornado at the section of Alligator Alley near the Miccosukee Service Plaza earlier today. The tornado warning has since expired.

What areas of Collier may experience flooding today?

  • Naples
  • Golden Gate Estates
  • Vineyards
  • Golden Gate
  • North Naples
  • Naples Park
  • West Toll Gate on Alligator Alley
  • East Naples
  • Quail Creek Estate
  • Pelican Bay
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How many inches of rain did Naples get yesterday?

According to the National Weather Service, Naples had 3.9 inches of rain on Tuesday June 11.

This amount of rain sets a new record for daily maximum rainfall in the city. The previous record was set in 2005 with 2.8 inches.

Video: Bonita Springs neighborhood

Is there still a flood watch in effect for Collier County?

Coastal Collier County is under a flood watch until midnight on Friday June 14.

Wednesday's weather forecast: How much more rain will we get in Naples, Marco Island, Florida?

According to AccuWeather:

  • THIS MORNING: Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and thunderstorms. Areas of flooding with difficult travel likely.
  • THIS AFTERNOON: Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and thunderstorms. Areas of flooding with difficult travel likely.
  • FLOOD ADVISORIES/WARNINGS: Check the National Weather Service for conditions where you live.

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  • TAX-FREE SUPPLIES INFO: Here

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Weather updates: Severe flood warning issued for Naples, Collier County. What to know (2024)

FAQs

What is the AE flood zone in Naples, Florida? ›

Zone AE is an area subject to inundation by the 1% annual chance flood, including areas with the 2% wave run-up, elevation less than 3 feet above the ground, and areas with wave heights less than 3 feet. Base Flood Elevations determined.

Does Naples, Florida have flooding? ›

The City of Naples is located in a unique geographical area and is particularly susceptible to flooding from major rain events and storm surge. The City is fronted by the Gulf of Mexico with Moorings Bay and Naples Bay winding through and around the City with a series of complex canal systems.

Does flood zone AE require flood insurance in Florida? ›

Do you need flood insurance in Flood Zone AE? Yes, homeowners in this flood zone must get flood insurance, and not just because they face a high risk for floods. The area is subject to mandatory purchase requirements, so federally-backed or regulated lenders can only offer mortgages to homeowners who have a policy.

How do I know if my property is in a flood zone in Florida? ›

You can get your overall flood risk at www.floodsmart.gov and enter your address. Your official FEMA flood zone map can be found online at FEMA's Map Service Center, or through your property appraiser's office.

Do people in Naples Florida have flood insurance? ›

Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program

The City of Naples and Everglades City entered into the NFIP in 1970. The insurance from the NFIP is considerably less expensive than federal disaster loans and it is backed by the U.S. government.

Which areas in Florida are at the greatest risk of flooding? ›

Cape Coral and Port Charlotte lead the way among cities, where a combined 61,852 properties face previously unidentified flooding risk.

Is it safe to go in the water in Naples Florida? ›

Naples, Florida 34102

Tests completed on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, indicate that the water quality at Naples Pier does not meet the recreational water quality criteria for Enterococcus bacteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health.

Is flood zone A in Florida bad? ›

(Zones A and V)

Properties located in A and V flood zones have a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year, and a 26% chance of flooding over a 30-year mortgage.

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