Fred: What you need to know

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  • All Tropical Storm Watches in SWFL have been canceled.

Can’t find a copy of the WINK Hurricane Guide? You can download a copy here.


Southwest Florida International Airport: As Fred approaches, you’ll want to confirm the status of your flight as the weather deteriorates. See the flight status here.

Check your airline information: Jetblue | Delta | United | Allegiant | American | Southwest.

LCEC customers can download the SmartHub app to report and track power outages. Just search “SmartHub” in your phone’s app store. LCEC Outage Map

Fort Myers Beach has sand for sandbags behind Town Hall at 2525 Estero Blvd. Bring your own shovel. Bags are supplied.


Collier County has no current updates or changes due to Fred.


North Port has set up a self-serve sandbag distribution station in the football field parking lot behind the George Mullen Activity Center located at 1602 Kramer Way. Sand, bags, and shovels are provided. You fill and load.


DeSoto County has no current updates or changes due to Fred.


Hendry County has no current updates or changes due to Fred.


See shelter information from your local county here.

FPL is monitoring the storm and has approximately 6,000 personnel dedicated to the effort if necessary.

LINK: FPL Power Tracker

As a reminder, most counties in a storm’s path will suspend trash and debris pickup before a storm if necessary. FPL asks you not to trim trees before a storm, as high winds can turn cut branches into dangerous, flying debris. However, if you already have trimmed trees, please help to prevent outages by tying down or securing loose branches or other debris.

Price gouging: Anyone who suspects price gouging can report it to the Florida Attorney General’s Office by using the NO SCAM app, visiting or calling 866-9NO-SCAM. The Attorney General’s NO SCAM app can be downloaded for free through Apple and Android stores by searching NO SCAM.


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