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The original item was published from 9/18/2017 4:30:00 PM to 9/18/2017 4:31:20 PM.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Post Irma Update

The curfew that was implemented post-Irma has been lifted. No areas of Lee County are under a curfew now.

FPL: there are 27,000 crew members statewide working on this project. The largest number on record. We have emailed FPL asking for more crews on FMB.

Comfort station made available at Newton and BORC.

There are 2 sites for Debris. Everyone should be on regular schedule for pick up by now. Next week the ‘Bagged horticulture’ pickup will begin.

We are planning our start of FEMA waste removal. Depending on the contractors’ availability, we could start as early as Monday on the North end of the Island. Other debris items (per FMB-FRD):

• Keep high piled debris at least ten (10) feet from all structures

• Never attempt to burn debris in residential neighborhoods; this can cause a large fire that can easily spread to neighboring homes.

• Be careful with smoking material; never discard lit cigarettes, or allow anyone to discard lit smoking material into debris piles.

Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will install the temporary roof covering at NO COST TO YOU.

• Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the program.

• Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case by case basis.

• Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible.

To get assistance, you must sign a “Right of Entry” (ROE) form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your private property and assess roof damage.

Complete an ROE form at a site near you. 

Call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)

The EOC is now at an Activation level 2

DOH says they only have 19 in special needs shelter

Power restoration throughout Lee County is at 61%; there are still 100,000 people without power.  They should be getting more linemen when the east coast is buttoned up.

Lee County Solid Waste is working to clear hurricane debris.  Here are some guidelines:   

Most Important – Storm debris will be collected separately from your normal household trash and recycling.  Place debris at the curb in separate piles and clear of low hanging obstacles like trees or power lines or near anything like water meters, fire hydrants or mail boxes.

Yard waste from this storm event does not need to be bundled.  Place it in piles that can easily be managed by collection personnel with a claw truck.

Be sure to have spoiled food securely tied in plastic bags and at your curb on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Do not set household chemicals at the curb – those need to be taken to the Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex in Fort Myers.  

For more information visit the Lee County Government Solid Waste website at  or call (239) 533-8000.


Lee Tran is running limited service routes similar to Lee Tran's regular Sunday service. 

Passport will begin taking reservations for Friday trips. Fares will be collected for both regular Fixed Route and Passport Service. However, no fares will be collected on any emergency service or trips to or from shelters. Future service levels will be determined as LeeTran continues to assess route conditions.

A limited number of tarps are available. 

If you have no way to charge your cell phone, come to Town Hall.
We also have limited ice available; bring a container to Bay Oaks.
The County lifted the curfew for the Town.
Garbage - Advanced Disposal will pick up garbage through this week.  Regular waste pickup starting next week (9.18.17)

Debris Removal - be sure to separate horticulture debris from construction related storm debris - pick up schedule yet to be determined.

For individual FEMA assistance, you can call 800-621-3362 for information or assistance.

Lee County Solid Waste Division
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