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

Hurricane Ian update from Lee County

Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 28, 2022 – Lee County has the following updates Wednesday morning on Hurricane Ian:

If you need to get to a shelter, proceed with caution as conditions worsened overnight, and drivers may encounter debris and squalls.

About 3,800 people have evacuated to Lee County shelters.

Don’t put your trash, recycling or yard waste out today. Lee County has just announced haulers also will not collect on Thursday.

If you have an emergency or perceived emergency, you should still call 911 even if high winds prevent in-person emergency responses.

  • If you call 911 and it’s an emergency, during the time of high winds, Lee County has chief medical staff to provide medical advice and who will call back callers as needed.
  • Non-urgent 911 calls will be connected via 911 to Telehealth for assistance.

From Law Enforcement Partners: As weather conditions deteriorate, law enforcement encourages you to stay off roads. High winds, low visibility and potential downed trees and powerlines exist.

From Fire District Partners: All responding agencies have stopped responses due to current weather conditions and for the safety of our first responders. You can still call 911. Calls will be prioritized so that once conditions are safe enough, responses will resume. Response decisions will be made as Hurricane Ian continues to move through the area.

Residents are asked to monitor local media and meteorologists’ reports and to check www.leegov.com/storm for Hurricane Ian updates. Follow @Lee County Government on Facebook,


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13

Susan M. Lindenmuth, MS, MPIO, CDM

Director of Public Affairs

Estero Fire Rescue

21500 Three Oaks Parkway

Estero, FL 33928

Ph: (239) 390-8000

Fax: (239) 390-8020

Cell: (239) 691-4123