FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – Four additional emergency food distribution sites are opening in the City of Fort Myers. Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, the Salvation Army will operate distribution centers will be located at the following sites:
2980 Edison Ave. - Dr. Ann Murphy Knight S.T.A.R.S. Complex
587 Nuna Ave. - FEA Ministries
Additionally, the American Red Cross will provide food and water at:
3300 Marion St. - Shady Oaks Park
(The Red Cross had been stationed at Alliance for the Arts, but is no longer stationed at that site)
Items available the above sites include a limited number of hot meals, as well as Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and water. Food will be available until supplies run out.
Earlier this evening, Lee County Emergency Management announced that an emergency food distribution site has opened at Fleamasters Flea Market, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The National Guard distribution site is open tonight through 7:00 p.m.
Additionally, 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.
Residents are asked to reserve use of 9-1-1 for life safety emergencies only. General information about the Hurricane emergency, shelters, and recovery efforts 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. daily..
The City will continue to activate local recovery from Hurricane Irma and issue more updates.