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Cape Coral Hurricane Recovery Update for October 8

October 8, 2022



CITYWIDE BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED

  • The City of Cape Coral received clearance from the Health Department to rescind the citywide boil water notice, effective 10/8.

POD LOCATIONS WITH FOOD, WATER

*All sites are open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.*

The Sports Complex Site has been consolidated to the below locations:

  • Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Ave.
  • Cape Coral Leonard Street, 4820 Leonard St.
  • Check capecoral.gov for updates.

CAPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

  • Cape Christian Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd S., is providing food, water, tarps, and other supplies to those in need.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR CAPE CORAL

  • The City of Cape Coral issued a burn ban, effective October 6. Recreational burns are not permitted, including fire pits, campfires, and debris burning.
  • The burn ban shall be in effect until the conditions of Hurricane Ian recovery improve. Visit capecoralfire.com for more information.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS

LCEC UPDATE AS OF 10/8

  • 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 61,047 customers, with 33,229 remaining. 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 10/8

  • 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 94% are functional.
  • Residents are still asked to conserve water. 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.

CHARGING, INFORMATION STATIONS

  • Info flyers and AC power strips are available for residents to charge devices at City Hall (1015 Cultural Park Blvd.), Cape Coral Police HQ (1100 Cultural Park Blvd.), and Cape Coral Fire Station 6 (4540 Chiquita Blvd.).

HURRICANE DEBRIS

  • Since the start of debris collection, crews have removed 368 truckloads from Cape Coral streets, totaling 2K cubic yards.
  • Hurricane debris must be placed at the curb in three separate piles.
  • Vegetative debris, construction debris, and appliances
  • For more info, please visit capecoral.gov.
  • Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954

DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE

  • Residents may drop off vegetative debris at 2930 NW 13th Street 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.

HYGIENE STATIONS

*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.

FREE POTABLE WATER

*You must bring a container to fill up*

  • 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.

Dial 3-1-1 or (239) 573-3000 to get information from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.