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Lee County Sheriff's Office gives update on recovery efforts

Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-10 12:42:05-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff Carmine Marceno gave an update on how recovery efforts are going in Lee County.

Marceno says the death toll currently stands at 56 people in the county.

The Sheriff's Office assisted in locating 123 vessels and 23 vehicles since Hurricane Ian hit, and of those recovered no one was found inside.

The update provided today is that Fort Myers Beach is open.

People who are traveling in and around Fort Myers Beach to be aware that traffic is backed up and Lee County Sheriff's Office is working to improve this concern.

They are not stopping people with checkpoints but are asking people to please stay away from the area and let those people who need to be there get there without delays.

The National Guard has left the area and LCSO is working with Sanibel Island to make sure
residents and properties are secure and safe.

Florida Department of Transportation is working on the temporary bridge for Sanibel and it is expected to be completed by October 29, 2022, or sooner.

Pine Island traffic has been free-flowing, and there are safety checkpoints. They encourage residents and business owners to have time to get things.

All other districts are operating as normal.

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