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Preparations for Hurricane Idalia Underway

As Idalia reaches hurricane status and makes its way up the coast, MRA continues to monitor the storm as well as our local municipalities for updates. Forecasted impacts to our area include tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, and hazardous marine conditions. These impacts and conditions are expected to start late Wednesday, worsen overnight and continue throughout Thursday.

At this time, we do not expect any evacuation orders and we anticipate operating under normal business operations for the remainder of the week.

We have started the storm preparations process for all of our unoccupied homes and/or homes that are scheduled to remain unoccupied throughout the duration of the storm. These storm preparations include securing trash and recycling receptacles, bringing light deck furniture inside the home, and turning over any heavy deck furniture.

MRA Guest Information

Guests On Property

  • If you are an MRA guest currently occupying an MRA vacation rental, we would like to ask for your assistance in relocating any light exterior furniture from the porches and decks into the property. Any rocking chairs can be turned over. Additionally, if you are able, we ask that you remove any umbrellas or shades. If you feel that you will need assistance with any of those items, please contact the office by phone call to 800-486-5441. Please note that we do not expect you to move any of the heavy furniture.

Guests Arriving Wednesday and Thursday

  • At this time, we anticipate operating under normal business operations for the remainder of the week. This also means that we expect to welcome arrivals on Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember that arrivals are generally permitted between 3pm and 5pm; however, you should wait until you receive a text or email notification from the office before proceeding to your rented property.
  • Guests arriving to their rented properties on Wednesday or Thursday, and possibly through the weekend, could arrive to find light exterior furniture, umbrellas, and shades inside the home as a result of storm preparations.

In addition to the above, local municipalities will monitor the potential impacts of the storm surge. If it becomes necessary, municipalities may turn off the sewer pumps in certain areas of the island to better manage the inundation of water. If this disruption occurs, MRA will make every effort to notify affected guests as quickly as possible through email or text communications. As always, during any storm we ask that you try and conserve water as much as is feasible until the storm passes.

Storm Information

To receive the most up-to-date information on Idalia and its potential impacts, please visit one or more of the following sources. In addition, MRA guests are encouraged to monitor email and/or their mobile phones for updates, and are urged to pay close attention to this Adverse Weather & Storm Updates page of our website and our Facebook account for updates.