Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District releases access plan breakdown

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Hurricane Ian
Fort Myers Beach damaged by Hurricane Ian. (Credit: USAA)

Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District released its plan to access Fort Myers Beach.

According to a report, On October 7, the township of Fort Myers Beach partnered with Fort Myers Beach Fire District and has a confirmed access plan for residents following Hurricane Ian.

The access process will include only bus transportation to the town and will begin with an address north of Times Square only.

Beginning at 5 a.m. residents can park at the access Welcome Center located at LeeTran Park and Ride at 11101 Summerlin Square off of Pine Ridge Road in Fort Myers.

Residents will have to get in line to board buses beginning at 7 a.m. The buses will make multiple trips to the town along Estero Boulevard and make stops every 500 feet. Buses will continue to make inbound trips, and outbound trips, if desired, until 1:30 p.m., then buses will only be taking outbound trips off of the town to the Welcome Center until 5 p.m. Multiple trips from the town to the Welcome Center will be allowed.

Bus access will only be granted to one homeowner per address and one additional person. Homeownership will be confirmed through a check-in process at the Welcome Center to include verification with county property records available on that should match identification documents provided by the homeowner. Once information is confirmed, residents will be provided with unique identifier sheets, color-coded for allowed days of access. Access will be phased southward in two-day increments as debris management efforts and USAR operation allow.

Residents should be prepared to only bring items that can be carried on their person like tote bags or backpacks and items that can be contained in those objects. Firearms and hazardous materials including but not limited to generators, fuel, and batteries of any kind are prohibited.

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District wants to warn residents to be prepared for a challenging infrastructure environment. There will be no power to energize equipment and there will be no running water for drinking, cleaning, bathing, or utilizing toilets. To be ready for these conditions, you should consider bringing bottled water or other hydration sources. Please avoid contact with floodwater rivers and gulf/bay waters to prevent exposure to unknown physical, chemical, biological and bacterial pollution in the waterways.

For any questions, contact Town of Fort Myers Beach Public Information Officer Jennifer Dexter at (239) 470-1090.


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