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UPDATE: Lee County offers updates post-hurricane

September 15, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen


Animal Services

Lee County Domestic Animal Services, at 5600 Banner Drive, will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 as a pet pantry location, thanks to a generous donation provided by the ASPCA.

The pantry is intended to help those affected by Hurricane Irma by providing pet food and supplies at no cost. Pet food, bowls, waste pads, towels, and more will be available.

The ASPCA has been onsite aiding Animal Services with its recovery effort with staffing and additional supplies.

The pantry will be based at the lost and found department in the orange building.

Rec Camp for the Post-Irma school outage

Lee County Parks & Recreation will host Rec Camp from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide parents a fun and safe place for their kids to spend the post-Irma school outage.

There is no cost for the program, which is open to ages 6 to 13.

At this time, two locations can accommodate the program:

- Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 239-432-2154

- Community Center, 4577 N.W. Pine Island Road, Matlacha, 239-283-4110

Parents will need to sign a waiver form the first day your child attends camp; waivers will be provided on site.

Each camp will have limited space.

Pre-registration is highly suggested at: However, walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rec Camp may be available at other locations throughout the county, as additional sites are deemed safe; check Rec Camp pages at for daily updates.



Lee County has released the following information:

FEMA assistance

Lee County residents seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, have several options:

- Online at:

- Through the FEMA App on smart phones

- By calling 800-621-FEMA (3362)

- Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

The Lee County Public Works Building, at 1500 Monroe St., Fort Myers, is not a FEMA assistance site.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.


Lee County's curfew remains in place for the areas within the Lehigh Acres Fire District, the Village of Estero and City of Bonita Springs.

The curfew is midnight to 6 a.m. until further notice.

It prohibits all non-essential pedestrian and vehicular movement during those hours.

Those permitted to be out during the curfew are those providing essential services such as fire, police, emergency medical services, hospital services and utility emergency repairs.

Department of Transportation

Of the county's 427 traffic signals, now 335 are in operation.

Roadway clearing will be completed today countywide.

Tolls on the county's three bridges - Cape Coral Bridge, Midpoint Bridge and Sanibel Causeway - remain suspended until further notice.

Roads closed due to high water (as of Thursday)

- Island Park Road

- Roads under water with signs posted:

- Bonita Beach Road at Imperial Parkway

- Bonita Beach Road at Oakland Drive

- Bonita Beach Road at Downs Drive

- Bonita Grande Boulevard at Bonita Beach Road

- Bonita Grande Drive at East Terry Street

- East Terry Street at Kent Road

- Pinecrest Lane at East Terry Street

- Dean Street west of Imperial Parkway

- Imperial Parkway north of Bonita Beach Road

- Constitution Circle at Cypress Drive North

- Cemetery Road east of Buckingham Road

- Pritchett Parkway south of Rich Road

- Lee Boulevard at Leonard Boulevard

- Lee Boulevard at Westgate Boulevard

Also, Lee County DOT increased the number of crews clearing debris off roads and streets in Lehigh Acres to 10 crews. DOT's crew continue to check Lehigh for drainage issues.


Starting today, LeeTran will run a modified weekday schedule due to road conditions and flooding.

Buses will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Passport will also be taking reservations.

Fares will be collected for both regular Fixed Route and Passport Service. However, no fares will be collected on any emergency service or reverse evacuation trips from shelters.

Future service levels will be determined as LeeTran continues to assess route conditions.

Lee County Library System

The Lee County Library System's branches will remain closed Saturday, Sept. 16, due to Hurricane Irma. Lee County staff members are assessing and will announce re-openings next week.

Additional information

Lee County Emergency Management reminds residents to avoid placing electric extension cords across roadways. The cords prevent solid waste workers, utility crews and first responders from completing their work and present an electrical hazard.

Haulers under contract to Lee County Solid Waste and area municipalities will never request payment from residents for picking up residential trash, hurricane debris or other waste.

Due to power outages, lift stations used to convey sewage to wastewater treatment plants will not work or will have only limited operations. Remember even though power has been restored to your home, it does not mean that power has been restored to all lift stations within your neighborhood. Normal operations will resume as power is restored.

Source: Lee County



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