STORM RECOVERY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Friday, November 18, 2022
UPDATES WILL BE EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
APPLY for debris removal services on your property at iandebriscleanup.com
This debris removal includes displaced and abandoned vehicles, vessels, and other titled property from qualifying private and commercial properties as well as waterways throughout Lee County.
HURRICANE RECOVERY RESOURCES
For a complete list of recovery resources, go to the light blue sand dollar, “Hurricane Recovery Resources” on the homepage of the Town’s website at www.fmbgov.com.
If you have questions about the inspection, permitting, and rebuilding processes, FEMA’s 50% rule, or other building and permitting topics, contact the Town’s Building Services & Permitting Services via email.
PRECAUTIONARY SWIM ADVISORY
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) has issued a county wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches and swimming pools advising the public not to enter the water due to the possible increase of waterborne illnesses. The water quality has been affected by Hurricane Ian and at this time, swimming is not recommended.
TEMPORARY USE PERMIT
To expedite the rebuilding process for property and business owners, registration is required to have recreational vehicles, mobile homes, trailers, retail stores, or food trucks. Fill out the form at https://fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1253/Temporary-Use-Permit
HOUSEHOLD WASTE PICKUP
The landfills designated for Hurricane Ian debris cannot accept household waste. Place household waste in a trash can. Bagged material will be picked up if separated from debris. Please put bagged household waste in a separate pile at the end of your driveway away from storm debris. Household waste is picked every Thursday morning (weather dependent). Recycling began Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
FEMA PAPERWORK ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER (DRC)
FEMA assistance is still available. If you need help filling out paperwork, please call 1-800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov. An on-site DRC is at Beach Baptist Church.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS
Due to low usage, showers and restrooms at the Community Resource Center at Times Square have been removed though supplies and information boards are still available. The Community Resource Centers at Santini Marina Plaza at 7205 Estero Boulevard and Beach Baptist Church at 130 Connecticut Street are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Air compressors are available at Santini Marina Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for filling low tires. Wristbands for residents are available at these sites to use the showers, laundry and restrooms, and food, water, toiletry items, cleaning supplies and a water spigot are available.
TEMPORARY E.R. OPEN
A free-standing emergency room is now open at 6890 Estero Boulevard. The E.R. is open 24/7 for anyone in the Town requiring immediate medical care or access to a physician.
Sand is considered debris. However, it is a resource that the Town wants to conserve to restore beaches. Keep sand debris separate from other types of debris as you stage it. For more information visit https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1250/Hurricane-Ian-Resources.
Residents must have an inspection from a Florida-licensed structural engineer and a Florida-licensed electrician for power to be turned on. Email inspection reports along with the property address and their Florida license number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Florida Power & Light reports 1,179 FMB properties have been restored with power.
According to Fort Myers Beach Utilities personnel, side streets on the bay side have water utilities restored with the exception of the Red Coconut area. Gulfside water remains limited. There are no issues with the sewer system. To have water service restored to your home, contact Utilities at email@example.com. You MUST be present when water is restored should any issues arise.