Shortly after Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency to prepare Florida for a possible landfall from Hurricane Irma, The City of Fort Myers released information of how to seek assistant.
A statement released states:
“We are evaluating continuous updates on the status of this threatening storm to help our City be prepared in the event that the hurricane hits our area,” said Mayor Henderson. “We are going to spend the next few days ensuring that our citizens are ready so that we can keep our community safe.”
The City of Fort Myers is directing residents to a list of helpful links for more information, obtaining sand bags, and ways to prepare yourself for any impending storm:
For assistance residence are asked to call the 211 Help Line.
To access the Help Line, dial 211 or 239-433-3900. United Way 211 staff will assist by providing information from the Lee County Emergency Operations Center and also will connect people to resources that may help. The 211 Help Line is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The City Call Center is open for those who need assistance:
Please use 911 only for life safety emergencies.