DATE: Wednesday September, 2017
TIME: 12:30 PM
Good afternoon Cape Coral.
As we continue with preparations we want to remind our citizens of a few key things:
- If you have not already done so, please download the free Ping4alerts! App. This is the official application used by the City of Cape Coral for real-time, location-based, emergency alerts. You can learn more and download it at www.capecops.com/ping4.
- Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools and Lee County Schools are closed Thursday and Friday (9/7 and 9/8). Cape Coral Charter Schools will also be closed on Monday (9/11).
- Waste Pro trash pickup will continue through Friday morning. Residents are asked to not put bulk items curbside at this time. It is unknown whether or not those items will be able to be collected prior to the storm making landfall. These items can become projectiles, potentially causing injury, property damage, or becoming a road obstruction.
No significant traffic issues to report at this time in Cape Coral.
Drivers can expect congestion and delays around gas stations as residents are getting fuel.
By order of Governor Rick Scott, tolls have been suspended on State roads at this time, such as the Florida Turnpike. At this time, tolls remain in effect on Lee County bridges.
Residents planning to evacuate the area should keep an eye on road conditions on the interstate and state roads by checking this website: www.fl511.com.
As a reminder, not all shelters open for every storm and shelter openings are based on storm characteristics like wind and storm surge. No shelters are open at this time.
Residents should continue to prepare by having a family disaster/evacuation plan, making sure their disaster supply kits are ready and by staying informed so they are ready to act when those evacuation orders are given.
A call-down of the Special Needs Registry is being completed today to determine evacuation support requirements for our Special Needs clients. Per the Lee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the Lee County Special Needs Registry closes once we are included in the five-day storm cone. Information about a special needs shelter will be available soon.
As we get additional information from Lee County, we will provide updates.
For the latest information visit www.capecoral.net/hurricane. Updated safety safety information and tips can be found under the “Preparedness and Safety Tips” tab.