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Posted on: November 8, 2020

City operations prepared for Tropical Storm Eta

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2020) - With Tropical Storm Eta expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to southwest Florida late today and on into Monday, City of Fort Myers crews are checking stormwater drains in advance of the event.  

Public works staff continuously monitors swales throughout the city, proactively removing plants, trees and debris that could inhibit water flow. 

The city is also working with FDOT maintenance crews to make sure drains are ready to accept significant inflows. Residents are encouraged to check any storm drains on their private property to make sure they are clear of debris, therefore reducing the risk of localized flooding.


For preparedness tips and information, please visit the city’s hurricane page at To monitor the storm, visit