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Posted on: March 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Post-Hurricane Update/Resources 10/1/22

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October 01, 2022

We would like to thank our residents for all your help as we work nonstop to return our city to normalcy. It will take us a while to rebuild after Hurricane Ian, but we are strong, resilient and united in the face of adversity. since winds subsided, our crews and first responders have been out in the community clearing roads and managing emergencies. we are gathering information about which stores are currently open to provide those details here.


We are extremely grateful to receive water and non-perishable food items at this time.

If anyone would like to help, please email


Those who are in need of a safe haven, we strongly urge you to take advantage of our shelters. They have food and water. You should take clothing, snacks, bedding/pillows, book/magazines, chargers, etc… all the items you’ll need to sustain the next couple of days if necessary.

  • Dunbar High School, located at 3800 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916



1) A Point of Distribution is open at Fleamasters Fleamarket 8AM-5PM daily at 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers

2) The City has also setup a Disaster Recovery Center at the STARS Complex.

  • Saturday and Sunday, we will open 10AM to 4PM to serve as a charging station for the community.

  • At 1PM, we will provide lunch to children. And tomorrow evening we expect a delivery of water and non-perishable items. We will let you know as soon as possible when those items will begin distribution at the STARS Complex as soon as received.

3) The Salvation Army will tentatively BEGIN THIS EVENING food and water distribution at the old fire station located at 2404 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Fort Myers, FL. Exact time TBD.

4) Next Level Church located at 12400 Plantation Road, Fort Myers, is distributing water and ice today. 


Please notify the city right away if your establishment will be open and provide your hours of operation so that we may publish those details to residents here. Send information to

Grocery Stores:

  • Publix located at 2160 McGregor Blvd  

  • Walmart located at 4770 Colonial Blvd


  • Downtown House of Pizza - taking orders from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

  • First Street Restaurant - open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

  • Cigar Bar - Humidor open at 10:00 a.m.; Bar open at 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

  • Bruno's of Brooklyn - providing free meals, call or check their social media for hours, varies daily. 

  • Scoops on First - open from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Peter's German Ice Cream & Coffee Shop - opening Monday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 


All Lee County Schools and Courts will be closed until October 10, 2022.


At this time, many residents in the city are without water or electricity. The storm caused damages to our infrastructure, as it did throughout Lee County.

However, we are currently working to fix the electrical needs in order to begin providing these services again as soon as possible. Many residents are beginning to regain electricity throughout the city and water conditions are also improving. We really appreciate your patience as we work through all these challenges.


Our crews and first responders have been out helping those in need since the winds fell below 45 mph. We would like to thank our community for being so helpful! Residents have been helping us so much by gathering debris and piling it on the curb. We are making our way through the city as quickly as possible.

  • Our Solid Waste Division will resume normal pick-up for residential trash only on Monday. Please click HERE to view the schedule.

  • Please do not put out recycling until further notice

  • We have placed instructions of how to divide your waste on our website

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