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170,000 local customers without power

September 11, 2017 LCEC has 170,000 customers without power and some areas were hit hard and it could take weeks to restore, co-op officials said Monday, adding damage assessment is underway and restoration estimates... more »»

Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irma

September 11, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott received a full update from the State Emergency Operations Center as Tropical Storm Irma continues to move through Florida Monday. Scott will join the U.S. more »»

Sanibel Mayor Ruane: ‘Come together, work together’

September 11, 2017 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane encourages the island community to do what they do best in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, "come together, work together and try to have a little bit of patience and... more »»

Fort Myers Beach post Irma: Brusied but not broken

September 11, 2017 Sunday night, the wind howled and the rain pounded. Monday morning, a new sound filled the beach air: the constant hum of generators. more »»

LCEC in restoration mode

September 11, 2017 LCEC has begun restoration after Hurricane Irma and is following post-storm protocol. more »»

Power outages reported

September 10, 2017 LCEC crews continue to restore power during the feeder bands. The co-op currently has crews working. LCEC WILL NOT TURN THE POWER OFF INTENTIONALLY. more »»

Lee County agencies plan for post-storm recovery

September 10, 2017 The Lee County Emergency Operations Center held its Sunday morning briefing to outline plans for post-hurricane recovery. more »»

20,000 without power

September 10, 2017 LCEC reports that approximately 20,000 customers are now without power as of 11:20 a.m. Those affected are primarily on Marco Island and Sanibel. more »»

Winds top 40 mph in the Cape; emergency response suspended

September 10, 2017 CCFC - Late Morning Update, Sunday Sept. 10, 11 a.m. WINDS HAVE REACHED A SUSTAINED 40+MPH. EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME. more »»

CCFD: Update No. 11, Saturday evening

September 10, 2017 UPDATE # 11: Evening Update DATE: Saturday, Sept. 9, TIME: 8:55 p.m. SHELTER INFORMATION: If you have yet to make it to a shelter, shelter in place as conditions will worsen overnight. more »»

Lee offices extend closures through Tuesday

September 10, 2017 The following government offices have extended their previously announced closures due to Hurricane Irma. more »»

Power outages affect 34,000

September 10, 2017 LCEC currently has 34,000 customer out of power throughout our service territory. LCEC crews have discontinued to restore power during the feeder bands due to high sustained winds. more »»

Gov. Rick Scott requests a Major Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Irma makes landfall

September 10, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Shortly after Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys Sunday, Gov. more »»

Some Lee County shelters reach capacity

September 9, 2017 If you are planning to head to a shelter, make sure to check this list as some are now full. From Lee County Emergency Management: Pets are welcome at all shelters. more »»

Shelter update as of Saturday morning

September 9, 2017 Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University opened at 10 a.m. today as a public shelter for citizens evacuating from Hurricane Irma. more »»

Most of Cape included in expanded mandatory evacuations

September 9, 2017 Lee County Emergency Management has announced additional mandatory evacuations effectively immediately for Evacuation Zone B south of the Caloosahatchee in Fort Myers and Zone B south of Pine Island... more »»

LeeTran offering free transport to shelters; Lee shelters open to pets

September 8, 2017 Lee County declared a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands, including Fort Myers Beach, this morning. LeeTran is offering free transportation to the open evacuation shelters. more »»

Boaters: Lee County drawbridges to lock down

September 8, 2017 According to a press release from Lee County Emergency Management, all Lee County operated draw bridges will be locked down Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. 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 »»

Cape residents in Zone A ordered to evacuate

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



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