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Posted on: November 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Town preparations for Subtropical Storm Nicole

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The Town is closely monitoring the approach of Subtropical Storm Nicole which is expected to reach Fort Myers Beach late Wednesday or early Thursday. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency earlier this afternoon for the counties in Florida most at risk of seeing impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole. Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach are in that declaration. 

“While we will not see the storm surge or devastating winds that Ian brought, we are concerned about already damaged buildings and the loose debris,” said Mayor Ray Murphy.

Be aware of the changes in our operations that we are implementing out of an abundance of caution. 

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Beach Baptist Church closed at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The Community Resource Centers at Times Square and Santini Plaza will close as the storm approaches and will remain closed for the duration of the storm. If you need water and other supplies from these locations, please get them as soon as possible. 

If you are living in a property that received significant damage during Hurricane Ian or that feels unsafe, the Town recommends leaving the Island until Subtropical Storm Nicole passes. 

Transportation by LeeTran to the Alico Lee County shelter will be available for residents who wish to leave the Island.

The Town’s website and social media will be updated as necessary throughout this event. 

Please stay tuned to the following sources for the latest information about this storm:

  1. Sign up NOW to receive alerts from the Lee County Emergency Operations Center
  2. Sign up NOW for alerts from the Town of Fort Myers Beach Code Red system
  3. Sign up NOW to receive text and/or email alerts as they are posted on the Town of Fort Myers Beach website homepage
  4. Monitor the Town's Facebook and Twitter social media outlets
  5. Monitor local media and their social media outlets
  6. Monitor the social media outlets of Lee County and the Fort Myers Beach Fire District

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