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Mandatory evacuations issued for barrier islands, parts of Cape Coral

Lee County has issued mandatory evacuations for all of Evacuation Zone A and B in advance of Hurricane Ian's approach. The county has issued these orders for the barrier islands, including Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island and low-lying areas, including parts of Cape Coral south ...

City of Cape Coral declares State of Local Emergency

Cape Coral City Manager Rob Hernandez declared a State of Local Emergency at 7 a.m. today for all of Cape Coral. Due to Hurricane Ian's forecasted increasing strength, rainfall, and potential storm surge, the City's Emergency Operations Center is fully activated. Lee County, meanwhile, ...

Cape officials urge residents to take Hurricane Ian’s approach seriously

City of Cape Coral officials urged residents to take Hurricane Ian seriously Tuesday morning in a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center. Mayor John Gunter stated that city is under a hurricane warning, and City Manager Rob Hernandez issued a local state of emergency Tuesday ...

Lee County opens Hurricane shelters

With mandatory evacuation orders issued for the barrier islands and other low-lying areas in Evacuation Zone A and Evacuation Zone B, Lee County will open a number of hurricane shelters at 9 a.m. today. People who live in mobile homes and manufactured homes are also part of the evacuation ...

Lee County declares State of Local Emergency

Citing the "increased intensity of the storm and its current forecasted track and potential storm surge and rainfall," Lee County executed a State of Local Emergency this morning. "A State of Local Emergency helps municipalities and counties prepare for and respond to situations such as ...

School closed Tuesday and Wednesday

The School District of Lee County has cancelled all extra-curricular activities for this afternoon, except for after-school care, and closed schools for Tuesday and Wednesday. “We will make a decision about the rest of the week by 5p.m. on Wednesday,” district officials said in a 1:30 ...

Lee County declares State of Local Emergency

Citing the "increased intensity of the storm and its current forecasted track and potential storm surge and rainfall," Lee County executed a State of Local Emergency this morning. "A State of Local Emergency helps municipalities and counties prepare for and respond to situations such as ...

DeSantis issues updates on state preparedness for Hurricane Ian

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian at the State Emergency Operations Center with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie this morning. Hurricane Ian became a Category 1 hurricane this morning and is projected to continue strengthening into a major ...