Lee County EOC full activation
The Lee County Emergency Operations Center is now at a Level 1 full activation today coordinating with partners at all levels.
As they receive more precise information on local impacts from Irma, evacuation and sheltering decisions will be announced. This will most likely happen on Thursday and Friday, based on the forecast.
Earliest arrival of Tropical Storm force winds would be in the Saturday timeframe.
As a reminder, not all shelters open for every storm and shelter openings are based on storm characteristics like wind and storm surge. No shelters are open at this time.
Residents should continue to prepare by having a family disaster/evacuation plan, making sure their disaster supply kits are ready and by staying informed, so they are ready to act when those evacuation orders are given.
A call-down of the Special Needs Registry is being completed today to determine evacuation support requirements for Special Needs clients. Per the Lee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the Lee County Special Needs Registry closes once the county is included in the five-day storm cone. Information about a special needs shelter will be available soon.
Area businesses that provide food, water and fuel are not in short supply; they are expected to restock today and Thursday.
The United Way 211 Help Line is activated for those with questions.
Go to www.leeeoc.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter for Lee County Emergency Operations.
Also, the LeeAlert mobile phone app ensures individuals will receive emergency alerts from Lee County Emergency Operations. Also available: download the CodeRed app. Links to both can be found at www.leeeoc.com.
If and when the rains begin in advance of the hurricane approaching, motorists need to remember to not drive on flooded roads.