(239) 390-8000 ~ 21500 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, Florida 33928

Expected up to 12 inches of rain with this storm on its current track. With saturated grounds, flooding is a big issue. Major river flooding possible Monday next week, Sunday flooding in rural areas expected.

Tropical storm force winds expected at 6am on Sunday with a 12 hour variation in arrival time possible.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Lee County news conference

WHAT:
Lee County officials to provide update related to Hurricane Irma

WHO:
Media

WHEN:
10:30 a.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 9)

WHERE:
Media room
Lee County Emergency Operations Center
2675 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Shelters

Volunteers to assist with shelters are desperately needed. If you can help to operate a shelter, please contact 239-533-0700.

Lee County EOC Saturday morning update, 9-9-17

Lee County Emergency Management will be announcing more shelter openings soon. As of 9 a.m. Saturday, here is the current status of shelters.

The following shelters are full:
Estero Recreation Center
Varsity Lakes Middle School
Island Coast High School
South Fort Myers High School

Space is available at other shelters open now:
East Lee County High School
Harns Marsh Middle School
Oak Hammock Middle School

These shelters will open at 10 a.m.:
Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School
Germain Arena

Note:
Pets are welcome at all shelters. Evacuees are reminded to bring crates or at least have pets on leashes. Germain Arena advises they do not have pet-sheltering capabilities. However, no one will be turned away from the shelter while capacity remains.?

Lee County Solid Waste to suspend future garbage collections

Due to anticipated storm conditions on Monday, Sept. 9, Lee County Solid Waste is suspending until further notice all garbage, recycling and horticulture collections.

Regular household collections will begin on their regular schedule as soon as possible after the storm.

For solid waste collection questions, call 239-533-8000 or visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste.