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Fort Myers Beach post Irma: Brusied but not broken

September 11, 2017 Sunday night, the wind howled and the rain pounded. Monday morning, a new sound filled the beach air: the constant hum of generators. more »»

LCEC in restoration mode

September 11, 2017 LCEC has begun restoration after Hurricane Irma and is following post-storm protocol. more »»

Power outages reported

September 10, 2017 LCEC crews continue to restore power during the feeder bands. The co-op currently has crews working. LCEC WILL NOT TURN THE POWER OFF INTENTIONALLY. more »»

Lee County agencies plan for post-storm recovery

September 10, 2017 The Lee County Emergency Operations Center held its Sunday morning briefing to outline plans for post-hurricane recovery. more »»

20,000 without power

September 10, 2017 LCEC reports that approximately 20,000 customers are now without power as of 11:20 a.m. Those affected are primarily on Marco Island and Sanibel. more »»

Winds top 40 mph in the Cape; emergency response suspended

September 10, 2017 CCFC - Late Morning Update, Sunday Sept. 10, 11 a.m. WINDS HAVE REACHED A SUSTAINED 40+MPH. EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME. more »»

CCFD: Update No. 11, Saturday evening

September 10, 2017 UPDATE # 11: Evening Update DATE: Saturday, Sept. 9, TIME: 8:55 p.m. SHELTER INFORMATION: If you have yet to make it to a shelter, shelter in place as conditions will worsen overnight. more »»

Lee offices extend closures through Tuesday

September 10, 2017 The following government offices have extended their previously announced closures due to Hurricane Irma. more »»

Power outages affect 34,000

September 10, 2017 LCEC currently has 34,000 customer out of power throughout our service territory. LCEC crews have discontinued to restore power during the feeder bands due to high sustained winds. more »»

Gov. Rick Scott requests a Major Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Irma makes landfall

September 10, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Shortly after Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys Sunday, Gov. more »»

Shelter update as of Saturday morning

September 9, 2017 Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University opened at 10 a.m. today as a public shelter for citizens evacuating from Hurricane Irma. more »»

Most of Cape included in expanded mandatory evacuations

September 9, 2017 Lee County Emergency Management has announced additional mandatory evacuations effectively immediately for Evacuation Zone B south of the Caloosahatchee in Fort Myers and Zone B south of Pine Island... more »»

Cape residents in Zone A ordered to evacuate

September 8, 2017 Effective immediately, Lee County Emergency Management has announced mandatory evacuations for Evacuation Zone A and portions of the Imperial River basin between East Terry, Bonita Beach Road and... more »»

FDOT urges motorists to use real-time traffic information tools to ease evacuations: Florida 511, Traffic Counts and Waze

September 8, 2017 The Florida Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use the department’s real-time traffic information tools to ease their evacuation. more »»

County shelters have 'pet capacity'

September 8, 2017 Lee County advises that East Lee County and South Fort Myers high schools are pet friendly shelters. more »»

Health Health to close Convenient Care locations at 5 p.m.

September 8, 2017 At this time, Lee Health is still under normal operating conditions. All Lee Convenient Care locations will close today at 5 p.m. and remain closed Saturday and Sunday, however. more »»

Lee County public schools closed Monday

September 8, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott has directing all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close through Monday, Sept. 11. more »»

Lee County Emergency Management offers tips for shelter stay

September 8, 2017 Lee County Emergency Management is reminding evacuees to make preparations before going to a shelter. Shelters offer only simple necessities. more »»

CCFD: Update No. 8, Friday Sept. 9, 6 p.m.

September 8, 2017 The Cape Coral Fire Department has released an evening briefing: WEATHER: TRASH COLLECTION: If any trash is not picked up after 7p.. more »»

Banking centers announce branch closures ahead of Irma

September 8, 2017 Area financial institutions have announced storm-related impacts: * Bank of America: Administration Closures: All Florida operational and administrative facilities are closed effective Friday at ... more »»



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