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, issued mandatory evacuations for all of Evacuation Zone A and B early this morning 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 in Cape Coral.
Officials said the county will open some of its shelters for evacuees who do not have other locations in which to stay.
Evacuation Zone A includes islands and all coastal areas. Only parts of Evacuation Zone B have been called this time. For Cape Coral residents, that is south of Veteran’s parkway.
For a map of each Evacuation Zone and real-time information from Lee County, visit leegov.com/hurricane.
“We urge our residents and visitors to monitor local media and meteorologists’ reports and to check www.capecoral.gov for storm preparation information and specific Hurricane Ian updates. Follow the City of Cape Coral Government at facebook.com/CityofCapeCoral.