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    Posted August 27, 2012 by
    Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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    Isaac soaks the Gulf coast

    High Surf at Fort Myers Beach

    Almost 200 miles from Tropical Storm Isaac, the outer bands continue to effect Southwest Florida as tropical storm force winds churn up the normally placid Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach on Monday.

    The combination of high astronomical tides, near a full moon, and storm surge, caused the Gulf to cover the beaches and sent Back Bay waters over seawalls around the island.

    Islanders were under a mandatory evacuation issued Sunday morning, that was rescinded Sunday evening. Many locals and visitors never left, trusting that the storm was moving away from the Southwest Florida coast.
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