FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – Lee County Emergency Management has announced that an emergency food distribution site is opening tonight in the City of Fort Myers. Starting now and continuing through 7:00 p.m. today, the National Guard will distribute food at Fleamasters Flea Market, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lee County residents will be able to receive MRE’s (Meals Ready-to-Eat) and bottled water at the distribution center.
More meal distribution sites will be announced in the near future. Additionally, the National Guard will visit communities in the City of Fort Myers to pass out food and water to those who are isolated.
Fort Myers residents are reminded that the water supply in Fort Myers is safe to drink. The City did not have a boil notice at any time during the Hurricane Irma emergency. Additionally, the Lee County boil notice has been lifted.
General information about emergency shelters, food, recovery efforts, and wellness checks can call the 2-1-1 Help Line by dialing 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900. United Way 2-1-1 staff will assist by providing information from the Lee County Operations Center. The 2-1-1 Help Line is operational from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
For a full list of organizations providing hurricane relief support, please visit www.unitedwaylee.org.