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Cape residents in Zone A ordered to evacuate

By Staff | Sep 8, 2017

Effective immediately, Lee County Emergency Management has announced mandatory evacuations for Evacuation Zone A and portions of the Imperial River basin between East Terry, Bonita Beach Road and Interstate 75. These announcements are in preparation for the expected high winds and potential storm surge that may occur along the coastal areas.

The evacuation areas include:

* The barrier islands, mobile homes and live aboard boats, which were announced yesterday

* Cape Coral west of Burnt Store Road and south of Cape Coral Parkway, east of Del Prado Boulevard to Viscaya Parkway

* North Fort Myers south of Bay Shore Road from Moody Road to State Road 31 and areas south of North River Road from State Road 31 to Fichters Creek

* Areas of Iona south of Maple Drive, west of U.S. 41

* San Carlos Park west of U.S. 41

* Estero west of U.S. 41, north of the Estero River

* Bonita Springs communities along Estero Bay and the Imperial River Basin

The following shelters opened for evacuees at 9 a.m. today: (All are accepting pets)

1. East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres

2. Varsity Lakes Middle School, 801 Gunnery Road., Lehigh Acres

3. Harns Marsh Middle School, 1820 Unice Ave. N., Lehigh Acres

4. Oak Hammock Middle School, 5321 Tice St., Fort Myers

5. Island Coast High School, 2125 De Navarra Pkwy., Cape Coral

6. South Ft. Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers

7. Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Road., Estero

To view evacuation zones click on the link below:

www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/knowyourzone .