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Fort Myers Beach powers up

September 12, 2017 Mike Erosky didn’t hesitate when he saw ice for sale Tuesday at the Fort Myers Beach’s CVS store. “I asked how much I could get, and they said there wasn’t a limit,” he said. more »»

Music festival starts Sept. 22

September 12, 2017 It’s that time again. Dust off your toe-tapping flip flops for the upcoming 4th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

September 10, 2017 After days of westward travel, Hurricane Irma has made the predicted northerly turn. Hurricane Irma is reported to have made landfall this morning at Cudjoe Key. 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 »»

FPL mobilizing for post-Irma recovery

September 9, 2017 In a press release yesterday, Florida Power and Light announced its game plan for pre- and post-Irma support. FPL estimates 4.1 million users may experience loss of power due to the storm. 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 »»

Storm surge warning in effect

September 9, 2017 After several days of shifting directions, Hurricane Irma is moving over the northern coast of Cuba and expected to near the Florida Keys by Sunday morning and Southwest Florida coast by Sunday... more »»

Lee County announces mandatory evacuation of Zone B

September 9, 2017 During a press conference this morning, Lee Mayfield of the Lee County Emergency Management said the county is asking for mandatory evacuations of Zone B, south of Pine Island Road in Cape Coral and... 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 »»

Need last minute supplies? Here's what's open

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 »»



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