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Winds top 40 mph in the Cape; emergency response suspended

By Staff | Sep 10, 2017

CCFC – Late Morning Update, Sunday Sept. 10, 11 a.m.

WINDS HAVE REACHED A SUSTAINED 40+MPH. EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME. We will let the public know as soon as they have resumed. 9-1-1 will still take calls and add them to a queue. Calls will be triaged and will be responded to once operations have resumed.

WEATHER:

SHELTERS:

There are still shelters open and accepting evacuees. However, tropical storm force winds are now being experienced in Southwest Florida, so driving at this time is NOT advised. It is recommended that you shelter in place, preferably in an interior room.

Open Shelters:

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

Mirror Lakes Elementary, 525 Charwood Ave S, Lehigh Acres

Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres

Transportation to shelters has been suspended.

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS/ROADWAYS:

Tropical storm force winds are now being experienced in Southwest Florida, so driving at this time is NOT advised.

CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES:

Monday’s (9/11) special and regular City Council meetings have been canceled.

All Parks and Recreation programs through the weekend have been canceled.

Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools and Lee County Schools are closed Monday (9/11) and Tuesday (9/12).

Early Voting as well as the Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday (9/12) have been canceled. Early Voting has been rescheduled to September 21, 22, and 23, and the Primary Election has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 26.

Solid waste collection is suspended for Monday (9/11)

POWER

LCEC does NOT turn the power off intentionally

LCEC continues to restore power until it is unsafe to work. At that time, nature takes its course and ,as soon as it is safe to work again, the LCEC crews get to work.

In some situations, LCEC is requested to disconnect power for safety reasons. Only at that time will LCEC de-energize the lines.

Visit www.lcec.net/reliability/storm-center/hurricane-updates for more information

WELFARE CHECK

We know that many people will want welfare check on friends and family. Once the storm passes, roads are cleared, and immediate life-saving measures are done, THEN we will begin conducting welfare checks. This may take 24-48 hours AFTER THE STORM PASSES. Please call (239) 573-3000 for welfare check requests. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number for welfare checks, as they need to be available for emergency calls.