Florida’s Tamarack Golf Course Could Be Closed For At Least Two Weeks After Flooding
— Hurricane Matthew could keep the Florida Tiger Woods course closed for at least two weeks after flooding and power outages caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Florida Department of Emergency Management Administrator Mike Bostrom said Wednesday that the state would be monitoring storm conditions for the next week and may shut down the course due to the flooding and flooding risks associated with the storm.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman John Briscoe said Wednesday he could not immediately confirm if the Florida National Guard would be sending personnel to the golf course to help deal with the damage.
“We are monitoring the storm situation, the impacts, the risks and the damage, and we will make that decision when we get to that point,” Briscoes told the newspaper.
At least 30 boats have been pulled from the water and at least one of them, the Pembroke Pines Bay, has been closed for rescue operations.
Pembrokeshire, in southwestern England, also experienced flooding.
A number of other boats have also been pulled out of the water in parts of the North Sea.
A spokeswoman for the U.K. National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, which operates the oceanographic network that includes the PEMBROKE Pines, said it was aware of the flooding but was still working to recover.
More than 3,000 homes were destroyed and a total of 17,000 were without power, officials said.
Tampa Bay Mayor Bob Buckhorn told ABC News that the city was working with the federal government to try to make sure there were enough resources to help residents.
Buckhorn said he is looking at the possibility of closing the golf courses to allow for repairs and to avoid further flooding.
We are also in the middle of a sea-level rise that is going to affect our coast.”