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Residents relieved: ‘...thankful it wasn’t any worse’

September 15, 2017 While areas of Southwest Florida continue to face power outages and flooding, Cape Coral residents were picking themselves up Thursday after escaping Hurricane Irma mostly unscathed. more »»

LCEC: Power restored to 72 percent of customers

September 15, 2017 Update: As of 6 a.m. Friday, LCEC has restored power to nearly 75 percent of its 214,848 customers across Southwest Florida. more »»

For insurers, storms bring challenges

September 15, 2017 For area insurers, the time before and after a storm can be very hectic as policy holders call with what-do-I-do questions because, for many people, it’s the first time they’ve had to file a claim. more »»

Hurricane Irma clean up continues

September 15, 2017 Lee County Solid Waste will work to clear hurricane debris starting with the hardest-hit areas. more »»

Cape Council calls special meeting Monday; expected to appoint temporary District 5 member

September 15, 2017 With power restored to government offices at City Hall, City Council will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday with a reduced agenda. more »»

LeeTran begin modified schedule

September 15, 2017 Starting Friday, LeeTran will run a modified weekday schedule due to road conditions and flooding. Buses will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Passport will also be taking reservations. more »»

Debris removal begins Monday in Cape Coral

September 15, 2017 Hurricane debris removal in Cape Coral will begin on Monday, Storm debris will be picked up separately from household trash and recycling. more »»

Coral Oaks Golf Course to reopen this weekend

September 15, 2017 Coral Oaks Golf Course will reopen to the public this weekend after being closed for several days to prepare for and then clean up from Hurricane Irma. On Saturday, Sept. more »»

Remaining curfews modified

September 15, 2017 The curfew in Lee County that was implemented post-Irma has been revised. The amended hours are midnight to 6 a.m. daily. more »»

Libraries closed through Saturday

September 15, 2017 The Lee County Library System’s branches will remain closed Saturday, Sept. 16, due to Hurricane Irma. Lee County staff members are assessing and will announce re-openings next week. more »»

Lee County Domestic Animal Services pet pantry set for Saturday

September 15, 2017 Lee County Domestic Animal Services will open its doors from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, as a pet pantry location, thanks to a generous donation provided by the ASPC. more »»

Update for Lee County residents seeking FEMA assistance due to Hurricane Irma impacts

September 15, 2017 Lee County residents seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, have several options: · Online at www.DisasterAssistance. more »»

FGCU to re-open Wednesday

September 15, 2017 Florida Gulf Coast University will reopen for in-person and online classes starting on Wednesday, Sept. 20. (There will be no classes on Monday, September 18 or Tuesday, September 19. more »»

Community Cooperative to host Emergency Mobile Food Pantry in North Fort Myers Saturday

September 15, 2017 Community Cooperative will host an emergency mobile food pantry in North Fort Myers for families, individuals and seniors affected by Hurricane Irma on Saturda. more »»

Donations, supplies, and water drop off locations in Lee and Collier Counties

September 15, 2017 Hurricane Irma has resulted in destruction throughout the state of Florida, and especially in Lee and Collier Counties. Southwest Florida is resilient and joining together to help each other. more »»

Naples Zoo closed for repairs

September 15, 2017 The Naples Zoo has significant damage throughout the entire property as a result of Hurricane Irma and will remain closed until further notice. more »»

LCEC: Power restored to 61 percent of customers

September 14, 2017 LCEC has restored power to 61 percent of its customers in its service area over the past three days. Outage update as of 6 a.m. more »»

I-75 will remain open

September 14, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation announced Thursday that I-75 will remain open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. more »»

State and federal road closures update

September 14, 2017 FDOT has provided a Thursday morning update on state and federal road closures in Southwest Florida. more »»

Cape releases 'open essential businesses' list

September 13, 2017 The city of Cape Coral Economic Development office has released its list of open essential businesses. more »»



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