Hurricane Irma. Lee County Announces Mandatory Friday Morning Evacuation of Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Hurricane Charley, Blind Pass Bridge, National Guard, Checkpoint, August 19, 2004.
Hurricane Irma. Lee County Announces Mandatory Friday Morning Evacuation of Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Hurricane Charley, Blind Pass Bridge, National Guard, Checkpoint, August 19, 2004.

Mandatory Evacuation For Sanibel & Captiva

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Lee County Announces Mandatory Friday Morning Evacuation of Sanibel & Captiva Islands.

Lee County issued the following news release this afternoon.

“Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday.

Mandatory evacuation orders will be issued tomorrow, Friday 9/8/17 in the morning for:

  • Barrier islands, including Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island; and
  • Mobile and manufactured homes throughout Lee County.

The following shelters will be open for evacuees at 9 a.m. Friday:

1. East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres

2. Varsity Lakes Middle School, 801 Gunnery Road., Lehigh Acres

3. Harns Marsh Middle School, 1820 Unice Ave. N., Lehigh Acres

4. Oak Hammock Middle School, 5321 Tice St., Fort Myers

5. Island Coast High School, 2125 De Navarra Pkwy., Cape Coral

6. South Ft. Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road., Fort Myers

7. Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Road., Estero

Tolls at Lee County’s three bridges – Midpoint, Cape Coral and Sanibel Causeway – are suspended until further notice.”


One thought on “Mandatory Evacuation For Sanibel & Captiva

  1. Rocky Cantalupo says:

    Will there be a deadline to evacuate from Sanibel?

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