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Boil notice, school closures, curfew in place in Lee County following Hurricane Ian

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Sep 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-30 15:44:35-04

People in Lee County are being instructed to boil water.

The Boil Water Notice was issued after Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa around 3:05 p.m.

The School District of Lee County announced it will be closed until next week.

In addition, a curfew is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday in Lee County. Collier County is also under a curfew from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday.

Shelters remain open in Lee County but have been consolidated to the following as of Friday:

  • East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres
  • Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero
  • Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero
  • Island Coast High School, 2125 DeNavarra Pkwy, Cape Coral
  • South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers
  • Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers

Residents staying in Lee County shelters not listed above will be relocated to other shelters. Evacuees who need to relocate can drive their own vehicles. LeeTran vehicle will also be transporting evacuees.

"Collier County is conducting the first push to clear primary arterial roadways throughout the county," Collier County City Government posted on Twitter. "The initial focus is on pathways to hospitals and emergency shelters."

The public can submit requests to clear roadways by emailing roadmaintenance@colliercountyfl.gov.

Lee County says its 911 system is working and it is prioritizing emergencies.

"This is a scary situation, and we understand that. We urge people not to panic. If you can remain safe where you are, our first responder community urges you to stay there," said Roger Desjarlais.