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September 8, 2017 Lee County announced mandatory evacuations for Fort Myers Beach and other barrier islands Friday morning. Some folks will opt to shelter in place. more »»

ZONE A: Lee County expands mandatory evacuations

September 8, 2017 Lee County Emergency Management has announced mandatory evacuations effectively immediately for Evacuation Zone A and portions of the Imperial River basin between East Terry, Bonita Beach Road and... more »»

Town Manager's 09.07.17 Briefing

September 7, 2017 UPDATE: Trash services will be operating Friday. The Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt and Mayor Dennis Boback will be delivering a daily press conference at 2:30 p.m. more »»

Fort Myers Beach ordered to evacuate

September 7, 2017 Lee County has announced mandatory evacuations beginning Friday morning. more »»

Resident re-entry: “This is not going to be a repeat of Charley”

September 6, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council assembled Wednesday morning for a special meeting to declare a local state of emergency for the town in advance of Hurricane Irma. more »»

Majority of council will support .87 millage

September 6, 2017 After finagling and figuring, Town Manager Roger Hernstadt delivered the Town Council the beginnings of the 2017-2018 budget. He formed his budget at 0. more »»

Putting out fires

September 6, 2017 It's Fire Chief Matt Love's second year crunching numbers to rework the budget for the Fort Myers Beach Fire District. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Little League seeks board members, volunteers

September 6, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Little League will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on September 18 at the Bay Oaks Little League office. more »»

Being prepared key for storm safety

September 5, 2017 Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday for all 67 Florida counties in preparation of Hurricane Irm. more »»

Keep Lee County Beautiful, Community Foundation host International Coastal Cleanup 2017

September 5, 2017 Don't worry about grabbing your gloves and bags: the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation will have you covered. more »»

Preparing for Irma

September 5, 2017 Unfortunately, a small price to pay for living and enjoying our beautiful gulf coast community is that we need to prepare our families and businesses for the impact of a Hurrican. more »»

Lending a hand

September 5, 2017 All it takes is one person with an idea — and a group of friends to help make it happen. more »»

Fort Myers Beach organizations, businesses pitch in for Hurricane Harvey relief

September 1, 2017 For those in the community who want to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, they don't need to travel to Texas to be of servic. more »»

UDPATE: Woman dead after officer-involved shooting on Fort Myers Beach

August 31, 2017 UPDATE: This story is being updated with new information. Debi Lynn Thorkelson, 54, died from injuries sustained during an altercation with the Lee County Sherriff's Office Thursday. At 5:16 p.m. more »»

Canal dredging interest gets revitalized

August 30, 2017 Dave Parilla has been trying for years to fix a problem for Fort Myers Beach: the slow and steady shallowing of the island's canal. more »»

There’s plenty of places on Fort Myers Beach to watch your favorite team this season

August 30, 2017 Don’t be sad that you can’t afford the tickets or just can’t make it to the stadiums. more »»

Council gets first look at short term rental update

August 30, 2017 Concerned business owners and residents dotted the Fort Myers Beach town council chambers as the council members dug into a review of the short term rental ordinanc. more »»

Talking traffic

August 30, 2017 Has there ever been a time when in-season traffic hasn't been the bemoaned issue of Fort Myers Beach? Traffic issues was one of the top concerns for council members when they first met with strategi... more »»

EITA wants council to slow down on short term rental revisions

August 30, 2017 The Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA) has been on a summer hiatus, but Director Beverly Milligan called a special meeting Monday. more »»

From the deluge

August 30, 2017 Most of Fort Myers Beach residents were stuck indoors this weekend as they outermost bands of Hurricane Harvey swept over Southwest Florida. more »»



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