Lee County residents receiving fines for blue tarps still on their rooftop

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson
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Many homes in Southwest Florida were left with blue tarps to cover leaky roofs, following damage sustained from hurricane Irma.

Insurance issues, lack of home-owners insurance, and not having enough money are just a few of the reasons blue tarps are still covering some homes, 18 months later.

But home owners who still have the blue tarps on their roofs are now facing fines from Lee County officials.

Lee County Code Enforcement says more than 200 homeowners have received citations for still having the blue tarps on their rooftops.

Residents don’t see the citations as being fair to areas where damage was worse than other areas that received less devastation.

As another hurricane season approaches, it’s imperative that home owners repair those roofs before the next storm comes in to cause worse damage.




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