Cape Coral Hurricane Recovery Update for October 7
CITY HALL REOPENING
- City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, October 11, for regular business hours.
LCEC UPDATE AS OF 10/7
- 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 46,033 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 10/7
- 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. Crews are shifting focus to sewage lift stations - many were damaged, and approximately 70% are functional.
- The City's first round of water samples came back negative. A second round is in progress, and we are waiting on word from the Department of Health to rescind the boil water notice.
- At this time, the boil water notice is still in effect. Bottled water should be used to brush teeth, drink, and cook. Limit washing machine and dishwasher use; avoid washing vehicles.
- Call 3-1-1 to report locations of water leaks.
- Since the start of debris collection, 5.3K cubic yards have been removed from Cape Coral streets.
- Hurricane debris must be placed at the curb in three separate piles.
- Vegetative debris, construction debris, and appliances
- For more info, please visit www.capecoral.gov.
- Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954
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.
*Open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.*
- Cape Coral Technical College, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd N. (ADA-compliant showers are available at this location.)
- Jim Jeffers Park, 2817 SW 3rd Ln.
- Bring your shower supplies – toiletries and towels are not provided.
- Charging and cooling stations are also available.
- Laundry services are on-site. Detergent is not needed - residents can simply drop off laundry. They will be notified when it's ready for pickup.
EMERGENCY PERMITTING LOCATIONS
Locations will be open starting 10/11/22. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.
- Cape Coral Art Center, 4533 Coronado Pkwy.
POD LOCATIONS WITH FOOD, WATER
*All sites are open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.*
- Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Ave.
- Cape Coral Sports Complex, 1410 Sports Blvd.
- Cape Coral Leonard Street, 4820 Leonard St.
- Check www.capecoral.gov for updates.
FREE POTABLE WATER
*You must bring a container to fill up*
This water must be boiled before consumption until the citywide boil water notice is rescinded.
- Free potable water is available to City Residents from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at these locations:
- Diplomat Middle School, 1039 NE 16th Terr.
- Mariner Middle School, 425 Chiquita Blvd N.
- Bottled water is available at Points of Distribution.
- Predatory contractors are in our area. Protect yourself by asking for proof of contractor license and insurance. Do not sign a contract with someone you have not vetted.
- To report an Unlicensed Contractor, contact Cape Coral Code Compliance at 239-242-3783.
View October 7 Update Flyer
Vea la versión en Español de la actualización para el 7 de Octubre de 2022