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Wednesday afternoon/evening update from Lee County Emergency Operations Center

By Staff | Sep 6, 2017

Wednesday afternoon/evening update from Lee County Emergency Operations Center:

The Florida Highway Patrol reports there is a higher volume of vehicles on Interstate 75 in Lee County, but FHP reports traffic is moving with only minor delays.

No mandatory evacuations are in effect. Decisions about mandatory evacuations will be announced, most likely on Thursday.

No shelters are open. Decisions about which general-population shelters may open at which dates and times will be announced. We anticipate that announcement Thursday.

While the Special Needs Registration closes once Lee County enters the five-day error cone, residents who are not currently registered can go to a general-population shelter when and if they open. Once there, these residents will be triaged and if needed, transported to other facilities that can better meet their needs.

People can pick up sand at various locations. People should bring shovels and their own bags. If sandbags cannot be found, other items such as pillow cases, garbage bags and rolled tarps can be used. Here is an updated list as of Wednesday afternoon:

LOCATION

5850 BUCKINGHAM RD., LEHIGH

12345 PALM BEACH BLVD., FORT MYERS

2660 STYLES RD., ALVA

5700 PINE ISLAND RD., BOKEELIA

17350 NALLE RD., NORTH FORT MYERS

11901 REGIONAL LN., FORT MYERS

1280 BARRETT RD. NORTH FORT MYERS

2900 TRAIL DAIRY CIR., NORTH FORT MYERS FD

8013 SANIBEL BLVD., FORT MYERS

27701 BONITA GRANDE DR., BONITA SPRINGS

1000 JOEL BLVD., LEHIGH

3102 16TH ST SW., LEHIGH

TROPICAL SHORES WAY ST., FORT MYERS

750 DUNLOP RD., SANIBEL

8860 DANIELS PARKWAY., FORT MYERS

360 EAST RAILROAD AVE., BOCA GRANDE

6061 SOUTH POINTE BLVD., FORT MYERS

The United Way 211 Help Line is activated for those with questions. Although call takers are receiving many inquiries, the United Way 211 line is responding to all calls.

Lee County Emergency Operations updates may also be found at www.leeeoc.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter.