FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – The Fort Myers Police Department has lifted the City’s Hurricane Irma curfew. Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs urges motorist safety, and requests that citizens keep traffic and pedestrian travel to a minimum, in particular in the hours after dark.
With area workplaces returning to business, local roads have become more busy. However, many intersections are still without power, creating a road hazard for motorists, pedestrians, and the law enforcement officers who are stationed at busy intersections. Drivers are urged to stay at home if possible and if driving are advised to pay close attention to intersections, other motorists, and pedestrians. Any unmanned, non-signaled intersections should be treated as a four-way stop.
The City curfew had prohibited all non-essential pedestrian and vehicular movement, and was enforced by the FMPD and Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It had been implemented pursuant to Chapter 252 Florida Statutes, State of Florida Executive Order No. 17-235 and Lee County Declaration of a State of Local Emergency Resolution No. 17-09-22.
Citizens seeking information about emergency shelters, supplies, recovery efforts, and wellness checks can call the 2-1-1 Help Line by dialing 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900. The 2-1-1 Help Line is operational from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Residents are asked to reserve use of 9-1-1 for life safety emergencies only.
The City will continue to activate local recovery from Hurricane Irma and issue more updates.