Mexico Beach hit with heavy rain, strong wind from Tropical Storm Nestor

(Source: WJHG)
(Source: WJHG)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Oct. 19, 2019 at 3:35 PM CDT
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Tropical Storm Nestor brought strong winds and heavy patches of rain Saturday morning in Mexico Beach. With the continued efforts to rebuild Mexico Beach, people were worried about Nestor creating even more damage.

"We were worried about some excessive flooding or some of the storm surge taking away some of our new dunes and beach," Mexico Beach City Administrator Andy Anderson said.

Nestor passed through quickly, and officials said they saw no further damage from this storm.

"[It] appears we went relatively unscathed. It's going to be a little bit of a wet day and [we're] trying to keep people out of the water and make sure everybody's safe," said Anderson.

As the sun came up, people arrived at the beach to check out the scene.

"It's nice, we need the rain, and it's not flooding, which is good, it's going to soak up some of the dust," said Mexico Beach resident Bobby Guilford.

More than one year after Hurricane Michael, Mexico Beach residents said they are thankful this storm did no damage.

"The residents are out, they're driving around, looking around so I think everyone's going to enjoy their Saturday and watch some college football," said Anderson.

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