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Publix truck crossing Matlacha Bridge

Gibson and Capt. Cathy Eagle of Pine Island took this photo of a Publix delivery truck driving over the Matlacha Drawbridge earlier today. Pine Island Road was badly damaged by Hurricane Ian and temporary repairs have been made on the roadway.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach took a heavy hit from Hurricane Ian. We will continue to share photos as recovery begins.

City provides update, Cape Council agrees to prolong state of emergency

Cape Coral extended its state of local emergency for another seven days Monday afternoon at a special meeting of the Cape Coral City Council. Council unanimously voted to prolong the local state of emergency, which will start Tuesday, with Mayor John Gunter having the power to rescind in the ...

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 ...