Collier County has declared a State of Emergency

Reporter: Lauren Leslie
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emergency management

Collier County has declared a State of Emergency.

Declaring an emergency allows the county to enforce emergency operations and act quickly if the course of the storm changes.

This was declared early Sunday after the Board of County Commissioners held an emergency special meeting.

Despite the declaration, there are no evacuation orders and the Bureau of Emergency Services has not opened any storm shelters or special needs shelters at this time.

Collier County Public Schools announced they are closed on Monday but not due to threats from Tropical Storm Ian, this was already planned in the 2022-23 academic calendar.

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