Hurricane Ian: After The Storm, Updates For Friday, Sept. 30

Hurricane Ian Slams Into West Coast Of Florida

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Information we receive about power and utility restoration, food, and other important recovery efforts will be posted here.

Red Cross' Reunification Plan tools can help if assistance is needed in locating a missing friend or relative. Call 1-800-733-2767 and provide as much detail as you can. Alternatively, you can submit your information via forms found at

Complete the following form on behalf of yourself or with the last known location of your loved one(s). This information will help rescue workers locate you and your loved ones as quickly as possible.

The Scripps Howard Fund has created a Hurricane Ian relief drive, the money from which will help aid in Southwest Florida recovery efforts. If you or someone you know can donate, please share this message and text STORM to 50155 to make a contribution. Our community thanks you.

RSW airport is closed to the public - emergency/humanitarian traffic only. Those with cars in short and long-term lots will be able to retrieve them between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The signs for the lots will say 'Closed' but tell the official stationed there you are picking up your car.

Next Level Church has informed us they will be holding a food and water distribution this morning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drive-thru-style distribution will be held at 12400 Plantation Rd. in Fort Myers.

LCEC's 6 a.m. power restoration update (click here for regularly updated maps for LCEC and FLP)

FPL OUTAGES | As of 7 AM Fri 9/30 ...

Manatee - 88,220

Hardee - 20

Sarasota - 160,870

DeSoto - 14,020

Charlotte - 106,670

Glades - 2,130

Lee - 226,490

Hendry - 5,960

Collier - 123,860


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