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City of Fort Myers - News

Posted on: March 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Post-Hurricane Information and Resources Updated Daily


October 02, 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 as well.


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.

  • South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers

  • Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero

  • Hertz Arena, 11000 Everglades Pkwy., Estero


FOOD AND water

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.

  • October 2-3: Open 10AM to 4PM to serve as a charging station for the community.

  • Daily: Water is being distributed until supplies run out.

  • October 2: Nonperishable supplies are being provided today 4-6PM

  • Beginning October 3: A MOBILE CLINIC will operate 24/7 for care similar to an urgent care. We are also working on creating an 800 number for those who need prescription assistance.

3) The Salvation Army is serving food and water distribution at the old fire station located at 2404 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Fort Myers, FL.

4) Next Level Church located at 3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers

  • October 2-10: Food, water and essentials such as baby wipes will be provided | 2PM-4PM

5) Today, October 2nd - Nonperishable supplies are being provided at Roberto Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers

6) Daily - Open for meals, cleanup and recovery assistance: McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, 33966
7) Daily - Open for hot meals, cleanup and recovery assistance: Riverside Baptist Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Ft. Meyers, 33912
8) Daily - Open for hot meals, cleanup and recovery assistance: Crossroads Baptist Church, 10721 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, 33905



  • Fire Station #15 | 9700 Treeline Avenue | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    * Don't forget to bring your own towel, soap will be provided. Shower shoes are also recommended.  MUST WEAR SWIMSUIT.

Sharpening Chain Saws (Limited Repair/Tuneup)

  •  Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway, Fort Myers |  8AM - 6PM. This service is being provided free of charge by Oregon Products.


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.


Trash Pickup

The City of Fort Myer’s Solid Waste Division will resume normal pick-up for residential trash only on Monday, October 3, 2022. We will be servicing the normal Monday residential routes and the missed Thursday residential routes missed last week on Monday. The normal Tuesday residential routes and missed Friday residential routes will be picked up Tuesday. Recycling will not be serviced. White goods and C and D pickups will be delayed to a later date.

As you prepare your Hurricane Ian clean-up, please place the debris at the edge of the property in three separate piles:

Appliances (White Goods), Vegetation, and Construction Materials (C & D).

Appliances: Some have gasses or other components that need special handling. (Appliances are sometimes called White Goods.)

  • Vegetative material: Large piles of tree limbs and branches. Bagged vegetative material can be put out at the same time.

  • Construction material: Damaged components of buildings and structures—wood, glass, metal, roofing material, tile, carpeting, concrete, equipment. (C & D)

Debris Pick-Off

Our city crews and contractors are gathering debris from curbs throughout the city.

Debris Drop-Off

For residents – Only storm debris will be accepted and you must be prepared to unload your trucks yourself. Four locations open Monday with operating hours 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. 

  • Mosquito Control, 1840 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres 

  • Brooks Park, 50 South Road, Fort Myers 

  • San Carlos Utility Site, 18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers 

  • Shell Factory, 2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers

For businesses – Lee County commercial business are encouraged to take their storm debris to the Waste-to-Energy Facility, 10500 Buckingham Road, and will be charged by weight. It will be open regular hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For landscaping companies – Landscaping companies hauling vegetative storm debris cleared from residential properties will need a signed declaration from the resident indicating the address where the debris was generated. No debris will be accepted without a signed declaration.

More information regarding Hurricane Ian and the location and hours of all public drop-off sites can be found at Follow @Lee County Government on Facebook,

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