City - News

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update #2

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

FORT MYERS, FL (September 5, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma as it approaches the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Hurricane Irma is currently a dangerous Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour.  At the present time, the City of Fort Myers is located within the five-day forecast cone.

Fort Myers City leaders are mobilizing to ensure the City’s ability to respond to a potential Southwest Florida landfall.  The City of Fort Myers Emergency Operations Center is currently coordinating with Lee County Emergency Management in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.  Additionally, the State of Florida and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners have declared statewide and countywide states of emergency.

While it is still too early to determine the impact that Hurricane Irma could make in Fort Myers, residents are advised to prepare for a possible landfall by making sure that every household has an emergency plan and necessary supplies.  Citizens should stay alert to forecast changes and monitor local media for storm updates.

Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for Code Red, an emergency community notification service.  A link to Code Red’s signup page can be found at  Additionally, smartphone users can download the Code Red mobile application through iTunes or Google Play.  A direct link to the Code Red signup page can also be found here:

A number of online resources can help residents monitor the storm and create a hurricane plan and supply list:

Up-to-date hurricane forecasts and advisories:

Preparing a hurricane plan and supply list:

Find your flood zone and storm surge hazard:

Residents with questions or who need information are encouraged to call the 2-1-1 Help Line by dialing 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900.  United Way 2-1-1 staff will assist by providing information from the Lee County Operations Center.  The 2-1-1 Help Line is operational 24 hours a day.  The City Call Center is also open for those who need assistance: 239-321-8100.  Residents are asked to reserve use of 9-1-1 for life safety emergencies only.

The City will continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma and issue more updates as the storm approaches Florida.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City - News


Annual Omega Family Health Forum

Posted on: September 20, 2017
City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

City of Fort Myers Curfew Lifted

Posted on: September 13, 2017
City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

Fort Myers Cemetery Hours Survey

Posted on: September 1, 2017

The 211 Help Line is now up and running

Posted on: August 31, 2017
City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

Grant Recipient Art Show Opens Friday

Posted on: August 30, 2017