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Posted on: December 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] IAN UPDATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022

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STORM RECOVERY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Friday, December 16, 2022


 


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The Town’s main phone line - 239-765-0202 - is back in service though transferring calls to extensions is not possible at this time. If there is no answer, you can leave a message by pressing “O” when prompted. The extensions of staff are not operational. Email contacts are best:

  1. Building Services – buildingpermits@fmbgov.com 
  2. Debris – publicworks@fmbgov.com
  3. Drinking water - utilities@fmbgov.com
  4. General - Publicinfo@fmbgov.com
  5. Visit www.fmbgov.com
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  7. Sign up for text or email alerts: http://fmbgov.com/list.aspx, enter your email and cell phone number, then select News Flash/Advisories 
  8. Frequently Asked Questions, click here 

 INTERNET SERVICE CONTACTS

Century Link  (866-460-4355) and Comcast  (1-800-XFINITY) – we continue to work with these two companies to restore internet service.

 (NEW) Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed for the holiday season

Christmas Closure: 

Friday, Dec. 23rd – Monday, Dec. 26th, 22 

Reopen Tuesday, December 27, 2022 

New Year’s Closure: 

Friday, Dec. 30th - Monday, January 2nd, 2023 

Reopen Tuesday January 3, 2023 

(NEW) LAST DAY FOR THE SANTINI COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER WILL BE THURSDAY, DEC. 22

Due to low usage, the last day that the Community Resource Center at Santini Plaza will be open is  Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Any supplies that remain at this location when it closes will be given to the Beach Baptist Church. Last hot meal at Beach Baptist Church will be served Friday Dec. 23, 2022.

The Disaster Recovery Center at Beach Baptist Church that houses representatives from FEMA will be closed on some days during the holidays (see schedule above) but will remain open after the holidays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

CURFEW HOURS REMINDER

Curfew hours for Matanzas Pass Bridge on the north end of Estero Island have been changed to 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  For the Big Carlos Pass Bridge on the south end, residents can use the new 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, but contractors need to adhere to the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency if they are traveling on and off the Island during the curfew hours.

FLORIDA TEMPORARY HOUSING AND SHELTERING

Florida residents in eligible counties can apply for the state's temporary housing & sheltering program. Assistance from verified volunteers with temporary or permanent repairs for damaged homes is also available. TWO ways to apply:  IanRecovery.FL.gov or 1-800-892-0948

 PAPERWORK for Disaster ASSISTANCE

FEMA assistance is still available. If you need help filling out paperwork, please call 1-800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov. FEMA Representatives are also available in person at the Beach Baptist Church site. Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal is Disaster Assistance is extended to January 12.

Building Services Division Contact Information

The Building Services Division is currently receiving a high volume of permit applications and questions and our team is working diligently to help everyone as quickly as possible. To help us serve you and all customers more effectively, we are requesting that all those with questions first review the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Read them here: https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/Faq.aspx?QID=82

If your question is not answered after reading the FAQs, Building Services staff can be contacted by email at buildingpermits@fmbgov.com, by telephone at 239-765-0202 choose option 2 or in-person at the east gate of the temporary Town government camp at 2545 Estero Blvd (located just south of the damaged Town Hall). 

Steve Poposki

Building Official, Community Development Director

Spoposki@fmbgov.com

Andrew Garry

Permit Supervisor 

Andrew.garry@fmbgov.com

Kristin Schumacher

FloodplainCoordinator 

Kristin.schumacher@fmbgov.com

 

MAIL PICK UP

FMB residents can pick up mail at the Fort Myers Processing & Distribution Center at 14080 Jetport Loop. The USPS Care Center (1-800-275-8777) is available for customers in areas affected by Hurricane Ian with questions about their mail or package delivery service, or any other matter involving postal operations. 

DEBRIS REMOVAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE

APPLY for debris removal services on your property at iandebriscleanup.com

Gov. DeSantis has developed the “Unite Florida Portal” for state sheltering and housing assistance. People must be registered with FEMA for individual assistance at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. The deadline has been extended to January 12 but this new portal is a way to connect residents with additional resources. The portal is at: https://ianrecovery.fl.gov/  

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

The Utilities department is currently receiving a high volume of calls and emails with questions and our team is working diligently to help everyone as quickly as possible. To help us serve you and all customers more effectively, we are requesting that all questions be sent to email: utilities@fmbgov.com

 

Friday update - December 16, 2022
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