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Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean

September 5, 2017 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean... more »»

Se. Nelson: Federal agencies gearing up for Irma

September 5, 2017 Statement from U.S. Sen. more »»

Gov. Scott directs suspension of all tolls across Florida

September 5, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott has directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. more »»

Intrastate Movement Requirements for transportation of pets and livestock regs suspended

September 5, 2017 Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam’s department today suspended intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma. more »»

The Latest: Floridians stock up on water, food ahead of Irma

September 5, 2017 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma: Water and basic foodstuffs are flying off the shelves of some stores in Florida as residents stock up ahead of Hurricane Irma. more »»

Statement from Congressman Rooney:..."prepare for the worst and hope for the best."

September 5, 2017 Statement from Congressman Francis Rooney: "Hurricane Irma is a major storm and it's potential for devastation should not be taken lightly. more »»

Athletics canceled Wednesday; Lee schools closed Thursday and Friday

September 5, 2017 Events have been canceled for the remainder of the week and schools will be closed Thursday and Friday as Lee County braced for possible impacts from Hurricane Irm. more »»

Cape declares State of Local Emergency

September 5, 2017 The City of Cape Coral has declared a State of Local Emergenc. more »»

Cape Charter school closed Thursday-Monday

September 5, 2017 The city-run Cape Coral Charter Schools will be closed starting Thursday, Sept. 7, through Monday, Sept. 11. more »»

City of Cape Coral: Sandbags not effective

September 5, 2017 Sandbags are not provided by the city of Cape Coral but there are other actions residents can take to prepare for a hurricane, officials said Tuesday. more »»

Local relief effort for Texas

September 5, 2017 Fishware Outfitters is asking all Pine Island and Cape Coral residents to join its effort to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. more »»

2017 Galloway Captiva Tri weekend cancelled

September 5, 2017 Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma and uncertainty about the storm’s track, the 2017 Galloway Captiva Tri weekend at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva has been cancelled for the safety of... more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of Refuge teacher grants deadline Oct. 31

September 5, 2017 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, with J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has announced its 12th annual round of teacher grant. more »»

North Fort Myers Library to move to temporary location rescheduled

September 5, 2017 The planned move of the North Fort Myers Library to its temporary location has been rescheduled from Sept. 9, 10 and 11 to Sept. more »»

2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to PierSide Grill and Blowfish Bar

September 5, 2017 The fourth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest has over 80 confirmed songwriters, bringing more than 150 live performances and 24 unique venues to music fans along The Beaches of Fort Myers &... more »»

Hurricane Irma debris guidelines

September 5, 2017 Hurricane Irma will likely affect Lee County’s weather in the coming day. more »»

Hodges University to close in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

September 5, 2017 In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Hodges University administrators have made the decision to close both the Fort Myers and Naples campuses starting Wednesday, Sept. 6, at noon. more »»

Free autism screening Sept. 15 at Cape Hospital

September 5, 2017 Golisano Children’s Hos-pital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald Mc-Donald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 1... more »»

Fort Myers Beach organizations, businesses pitch in for Hurricane Harvey relief

September 1, 2017 For those in the community who want to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, they don't need to travel to Texas to be of servic. more »»



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