Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma completely flooded Wekiva Island

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA MARY SUE WEINAUG/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Mary Sue Weinaug/Facebook
Wekiva Island, a favorite local swimming spot and bar, is completely flooded following Hurricane Irma.

The 2,000-square-foot recreation complex shared on Facebook Monday that it "suffered some pretty severe flooding" and will be closed until further notice.

Mary Sue Weinaug, executive director of Keep Seminole Beautiful and co-owner of Wekiva Island, stated  that "the classroom is about 4 feet under water," with just "1 inch to give for the wine bar."
click to enlarge PHOTO VIA MARY SUE WEINAUG/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Mary Sue Weinaug/Facebook
Wekiva is also encouraging those wishing to help to remain off the property grounds, as any created wake could cause further damage.

The story has become an all-too-familiar one, as flooding from Hurricane Irma has had a massive impact across the whole state, and particularly in Central Florida.
With no reopening date planned, it's currently unclear whether the scheduled weekend events will be cancelled or postponed. Lauren Carder had previously been set to play Saturday night, with Evening Muze taking the stage Sunday.
click to enlarge PHOTO VIA MARY SUE WEINAUG/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Mary Sue Weinaug/Facebook
In a statement released Wednesday, Sept. 13, Wekiva Island officials advised those affected to contact Wekiva's offices for information about refunds for planned events or cabana rentals.



"One thing is for certain, we will have one heck of a celebration once the Wekiva Island is up and running again!" they added.

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