Mandatory Evacuations Begin Friday


Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday. Mandatory evacuation orders will be issued tomorrow morning for:

-Barrier islands including Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island

-Mobile and manufactured homes in Lee County

The following shelters will be open for evacuees at 9 a.m. Friday:

  1. East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres
  2. Varsity Lakes Middle School, 801  Gunnery Road., Lehigh Acres
  3. Harns Marsh Middle School, 1820 Unice Ave. N., Lehigh Acres
  4. Oak Hammock Middle School,  5321 Tice St., Fort Myers
  5. Island Coast High School, 2125 De Navarra Pkwy., Cape Coral
  6. South Ft. Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road., Fort Myers
  7. Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Road., Estero

Tolls at Lee County’s three bridges – Midpoint, Cape Coral and Sanibel Causeway – are suspended until further notice.

Media attending the 4 p.m. briefing are asked to be at the EOC by 3:45 p.m.