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Fort Myers Beach after Irma: bruised, but not broken

September 14, 2017 Sunday night, the wind howled and the rain pounded. Monday morning, a new sound filled the beach air: the constant hum of generators. more »»

09.14.17 Town Manager Update

September 14, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • Curfew lifted except for Village of Estero, Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acre. more »»

Use Gas Buddy to find fuel

September 14, 2017 Fuel has been a rare find in Lee County after Hurricane Irma. More and more stations are getting refilled this week, however. more »»

Post-hurricane re-entry: “This is not going to be a repeat of Charley”

September 14, 2017 The sitting Town Council wants to be sure that in the event of a mandatory evacuation, residents should not opt to stay on the island for fear of not getting back to their home. more »»

Raising roofs and ruffling feathers

September 14, 2017 The Gulf Star Marina on Fisherman's Wharf will be getting bigger and taller. more »»

Council moves millage, budget to second hearing

September 14, 2017 Due to Lee County's announcement of the Friday mandatory evacuation order, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council sheared down its hefty agenda list at Thursday's meeting. more »»

Hungry? Bored? Here's what's open

September 13, 2017 UPDATE: Some of the closing hours may changed now that curfew has been lifted. Please check back for added restaurants. more »»

09.13.17 Town Manager Update

September 13, 2017 From Town Manager Roger Hernstadt: If you have no way to charge your cell phone, come to Town Hall. We also have limited ice available; bring a container to Bay Oaks after 10 a.m. more »»

09.12.17 Town Manager Update

September 12, 2017 Starting Wednesday, Town Hall is open for services and advice if the public needs technical assistance with repairs to their property or other town matters. Advanced Waste has operational issues. more »»

Fort Myers Beach powers up

September 12, 2017 Mike Erosky didn’t hesitate when he saw ice for sale Tuesday at the Fort Myers Beach’s CVS store. “I asked how much I could get, and they said there wasn’t a limit,” he said. more »»

Music festival starts Sept. 22

September 12, 2017 It’s that time again. Dust off your toe-tapping flip flops for the upcoming 4th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

September 10, 2017 After days of westward travel, Hurricane Irma has made the predicted northerly turn. Hurricane Irma is reported to have made landfall this morning at Cudjoe Key. more »»

Lee County agencies plan for post-storm recovery

September 10, 2017 The Lee County Emergency Operations Center held its Sunday morning briefing to outline plans for post-hurricane recovery. more »»

FPL mobilizing for post-Irma recovery

September 9, 2017 In a press release yesterday, Florida Power and Light announced its game plan for pre- and post-Irma support. FPL estimates 4.1 million users may experience loss of power due to the storm. more »»

Some Lee County shelters reach capacity

September 9, 2017 If you are planning to head to a shelter, make sure to check this list as some are now full. From Lee County Emergency Management: Pets are welcome at all shelters. more »»

Storm surge warning in effect

September 9, 2017 After several days of shifting directions, Hurricane Irma is moving over the northern coast of Cuba and expected to near the Florida Keys by Sunday morning and Southwest Florida coast by Sunday... more »»

Lee County announces mandatory evacuation of Zone B

September 9, 2017 During a press conference this morning, Lee Mayfield of the Lee County Emergency Management said the county is asking for mandatory evacuations of Zone B, south of Pine Island Road in Cape Coral and... more »»

LeeTran offering free transport to shelters; Lee shelters open to pets

September 8, 2017 Lee County declared a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands, including Fort Myers Beach, this morning. LeeTran is offering free transportation to the open evacuation shelters. more »»

Boaters: Lee County drawbridges to lock down

September 8, 2017 According to a press release from Lee County Emergency Management, all Lee County operated draw bridges will be locked down Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. more »»

Need last minute supplies? Here's what's open

September 8, 2017 Lee County announced mandatory evacuations for Fort Myers Beach and other barrier islands Friday morning. Some folks will opt to shelter in place. more »»



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