Staff in the Town of Fort Myers Beach are keeping an eye on the forecast for potential Tropical Cyclone NINE that is currently forming in the Atlantic near the Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico. This potential storm’s impact on our area remains uncertain due to the system being very early in the forming stage. If the storm does reach our area, the timing at the moment looks to be into the weekend and early next week with the potential for wind and rain.
To be prepared just in case, property owners are strongly encouraged to closely monitor potential Tropical Cyclone NINE and begin to take precautions to protect their properties. The Town asks property owners to please not cut trees or bushes or put out trash cans until the storm passes. Everyone should also be prepared to be self-sustaining with medicines, water, food, fuel and pet supplies for a minimum of 72 hours after the storm in the event the storm strengthens and its path does impact Fort Myers Beach.
For more information about precautions to take, visit the hurricane preparedness section on the Lee County website.
Residents are encouraged to stay connected to other official communication sources such as local and national weather channels, local news, and Lee County Government. Updates related to the Town will be provided on social media, www.fmbgov.com, and Text My Gov (239-FMBeach).