STORM RECOVERY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES - Monday, Dec 5, 2022
(NEW) The Town’s main phone line 239-765-0202 is back up and running though transferring calls to extensions is not possible at this time. If there is no answer, you can leave a message by pressing “O” when prompted. The extensions of staff are not operational at this time so it is not possible to leave messages at any other extension than “O”. Email contacts are best:
- Building Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Debris – email@example.com
- Visit www.fmbgov.com
- Follow the Town of Fort Myers Beach, FL on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, LinkedIn, YouTube
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up for text or email alerts: http://fmbgov.com/list.aspx, enter your email and cell phone number, then select News Flash/Advisories
- (NEW) Frequently Asked Questions, click here
(NEW) Community meeting WITH FDEM AND FEMA
This Friday, Dec. 9, to feature representatives from FDEM and FEMA along with Town Staff. This meeting will be held in the tent where Town Council meetings are on the property next to the damaged Town Hold building at 2525 Estero Boulevard. Parking is at Chapel by the Sea next to Town Hall or in the Town Hall parking lot.
(NEW) INTERNET SERVICE CONTACTS
Century Link (866-460-4355) and Comcast (1-800-XFINITY) – we continue to work with these two companies to restore internet service.
(NEW) BEACH CLEAN UP LAST SATURDAY WITH "KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL"
Over 150 volunteers cleaned the south end of Fort Myers Beach, bagged 10,000 lbs. of trash/debris, piled another 10,000 lbs., and geo-tagged large items needing heavy equipment for removal. Thanks to all the volunteers! Visit www.klcb.org to find out when other clean ups will be held.
(NEW) Lee County launches housing website WITH resources
To better assist Hurricane Ian-impacted residents connect with state, federal and other partnering entities for housing needs, Lee County has launched a new landing page at its storm website. www.leegov.com/storm. Click on the house icon, or look for “Housing” in the left rail.
(NEW) Donations at Santini Plaza
GEM: gatorade, gloves, restorex, water
United Way: cleaning buckets, paper towels, cleaning supplies, safety glasses, gloves, mask, and more
Caterpillar: work boots on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you have questions about the inspection, permitting, and rebuilding processes, FEMA’s 50% rule, or other building and permitting topics, please visit the Building Services page at www.fmbgov.com.
DEBRIS REMOVAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE
APPLY for debris removal services on your property at iandebriscleanup.com
- Gov. DeSantis has developed the “Unite Florida Portal” for state sheltering and housing assistance. People must be registered with FEMA for individual assistance at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. The deadline was just extended to January 12 but this new portal is a way to connect residents with additional resources. The portal is at: https://ianrecovery.fl.gov/ and the news release about the portal can be found here: https://www.flgov.com/2022/11/21/governor-ron-desantis-announces-unite-florida-portal-for-state-sheltering-and-housing-assistance/
- The state launched awhile ago https://iandebriscleanup.com/ to help with property cleanup, be it a vessel or mobile home, or commercial or private property. View the fact sheet: https://iandebriscleanup.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FDEM_Info-Sheet_11.15.22.pdf
- Lee County has launched a new Hurricane Ian Debris website to better provide information to residents. Visit www.leegov.com/debris
- Public drop-off sites for storm debris are open through December 21 at the San Carlos Utility Site, 18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers and the Shell Factory, 2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER
Beach Baptist Church houses the Disaster Recovery Center and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives are on site during these hours to help with questions or paperwork. You can also call 1-800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov
FEMA IS SEEKING MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES
FEMA is requesting information from owners of multifamily properties that can be repaired to local, state and federal standards and be offered as temporary housing to survivors of Hurricane Ian. Click here for details.