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City of Cape Coral Monitoring Hurricane Idalia

August 29, 2023

As the City of Cape Coral continues to monitor Hurricane Idalia, we encourage residents to tune in to local media for weather updates. Idalia is forecasted to rapidly intensify as it passes west of Lee County. Residents should use common sense and caution as heavy storms continue into the evening and overnight.


  • Don’t let children play in the rain and standing water.
  • Stay indoors during the height of the wind.
  • Don’t drive through flooded water.
  • Stay indoors this evening and overnight. Avoid unnecessary trips.


  • City Hall and ancillary offices remain open for regular business hours on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 30.
  • The Coral Oaks Golf Course has been closed for the remainder of Tuesday, Aug. 29. The course will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.


The Oasis Charter Schools follow the Lee County School District in all storm-related closures. The Charter Schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30, due to the potential remaining wind and rain effects of Hurricane Idalia.  


  • Hurricane Idalia will not delay trash collection for the week; however, residents with a Wednesday morning collection should not put totes out Tuesday evening. 
  • Please pull all totes inside and secure them overnight so the garbage does not become a projectile.
  • Residents should put their trash by the curb Wednesday at 7 a.m. Waste Pro will start trash collection on Wednesday after sunrise.



  • Lee County Department of Transportation strongly advises motorists to stay off bridges when sustained winds reach 40 mph (tropical storm force).
  • Lee County does not literally “close” bridges during tropical storms or hurricanes with barricades because they can easily blow away, becoming ineffective and hazardous.
  • Motorists may encounter law enforcement officers around and near bridges during weather events. Follow the directions given.


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