Cape Coral Hurricane Recovery Update for October 4
STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY EXTENDED
- City Council held a Special Meeting and determined it was in the best interest of our City to extend the State of Local Emergency.
- Hygiene stations for residents will be opened in several locations. Once finalized, we will send out the locations.
DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE
- Residents may drop off vegetative debris at 1130 NW 28th Place from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.
- You must bring ID to show you are a Cape Coral resident. Do not place debris in bags.
S.O.S. (Service on the Street) SQUAD
- City employees are working with American Red Cross to distribute hot lunch, dinner, water, and informational flyers to Cape Coral residents.
- City Council approved waiving all permit fees for the repair of damage caused by Hurricane Ian.
LCEC UPDATE AS OF 10/4
- LCEC announced they plan to have power restored to 95% of the power grid by 10/8.
- According to LCEC, power has been restored to 6,500 customers. The restoration process focuses on major facilities that supply power to main circuits to help energize essential services.
- LCEC reports they're receiving mutual aid from FPL and other electrical cooperatives.
- Visit lcec.net for updates.
WATER UPDATE AS OF 10/4
- Water is restored to 100% of the City. If you are a city utility customer and don't have water, please call 3-1-1 so a crew can be sent out to diagnose the problem.
- The boil water notice is still in effect. Bottled water should be used to brush teeth, drink, and cook. Once power is restored, boil water one minute before drinking or cooking with it. Limit washing machine and dishwasher use; avoid washing vehicles. Do not open manholes or sewer cleanouts to drain streets or yards.
- Call 3-1-1 to report locations of water leaks coming out of manholes.
OPERATION BLUE ROOF
- The Army Corps of Engineers is providing free fiber-reinforced sheeting to Lee County residents with a damaged roof. Sign up at blueroof.us.
- The City is working on getting residents access to satellite internet connectivity
- Waste Pro household trash collections resume on Monday, October 3, using the regular collection schedule. Collection of recycling, horticulture, and bulk waste will resume later.