City of Cape Coral,post-storm information
The city of Cape Coral released a post-storm update for city residents Wednesday afternoon:
WASTE PRO/TRASH PICKUP:
Residential service began today and Waste Pro is picking up household trash only based on the normal service schedule. Recycling will be picked up beginning the week Sept. 18. For the normal service schedule please visit the Waste Pro web site at the following link:
LCEC is working to restore power and begins by restoring power to essential services such as hospitals, traffic signals, communication centers and police/fire stations. As of the latest update there are still 32,897 customers in Cape Coral without power. Visit the following link on the LCEC web site for more information:
CITY WIDE CURFEW:
The City-wide curfew is no longer in effect.
There is no City-wide boil water notice. There may be localized notices due to water main breaks. To view areas of the City that are under a boil water notice visit the City’s web site and click on “Departments” – “Utilities” – “Boil Water Notice”.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SAFETY INFORMATION:
1. Many intersections are still without power please use caution. If a traffic light is out, treat it as a 4-way stop.
2. Don’t play in standing water it can contain chemicals, bacteria, human waste and sharp debris.
3. Never use an electric generator indoors or in a garage. Run generators in a well-ventilated, dry area and away from intakes into the home.
4. To report price gouging or for questions related to price gouging visit the Florida Attorney General’s web site or call the price gouging hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226).
5. Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma may register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA app.
Information can be found here on the City’s website at www.capecoral.net and click on “Post Irma Information”.
Residents can call 3-1-1
The City Government Facebook page along with the Cape Coral Fire and Police Departments will be distributing department specific information via their social media sites.