PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TOWN OF FORT MYERS BEACH FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSING EARLY TODAY, JULY 6, AT 2 P.M.
The predicted high winds of Tropical Storm Elsa could exceed 40 mph with gusts at higher speeds. Consequently, the public and our employees driving home and elsewhere over bridges could be dangerous.
We want everyone including our employees to reach their homes safely before the wind speeds rise to a dangerous level.
LEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT’S TUESDAY AFTERNOON TROPICAL STORM ELSA UPDATE (1 p.m.)
Fort Myers, FL, July 6, 2021 -- The National Weather Service recently expanded the Tropical Storm Warning for Tropical Storm Elsa to include inland Lee County in addition to coastal Lee County. With weather conditions expected to deteriorate mid-afternoon, Lee County Government will close its offices and facilities at 2 p.m. today. Employees who are not needed for T.S. Elsa operations will be sent home.
LeeTran will continue to operate for those who need transportation. Trash pickup on regularly scheduled routes will continue until it is completed, which is expected to happen mid-afternoon. Lee County Parks & Recreation summer camps will remain open until all children can be picked up.
Information about when normal county operations will resume will be forthcoming. Monitor local media outlets, check www.leegov.com/storm or follow Lee County Government on Facebook.