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41 - Evacuations Update

Post Date:09/09/2017 4:30 PM

Mandatory evacuations now include all single-story homes in the Lely Resort area. A map of the evacuation area is available here.

Bureau of Emergency Services Director Dan Summers said residents who live in Lely Resort in a two-story home should shelter in place on the second floor of their homes. Those who live in a single-story home should go to a neighbor’s home if possible or find another place to ride out the storm.

Summers said the concern for the area is storm surge both sides of the storm, but especially on the back side of the storm after the eye of Hurricane Irma passes through Naples mid-day Sunday.

This area is in addition to these previously released areas:

Northern boundary Pine Ridge from 41 to Airport
Eastern boundary Airport from Pine Ridge to Radio
Northern boundary Radio from Airport to Santa Barbara
Eastern boundary Santa Barbara from Radio to Rattlesnake
(southwest through the preserve between St Andrews Blvd and Roma Way) to Texas
Eastern boundary Texas Ave to 41

Western boundary Collier Blvd from 41 north to Winding Cypress Blvd
Northern boundary Winding Cypress Blvd from Collier Blvd to Verona Walk
Western boundary Verona Walk Cir from Winding Cypress Blvd to Sabal Palm
Northern boundary Sabal Palm east from Verona Walk

Northern boundary Encore Way from 41 to Colliers Reserve Drive
Eastern boundary Collier Reserve Drive to Immokalee
Southern boundary Immokalee from Collier Reserve to U.S. 41

Goodland, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and areas west and south of U.S. 41 are also in the evacuation area. Hurricane Irma has the potential to induce dangerous and damaging storm surge in those areas. Residents of mobile homes throughout Collier County, especially those east of Collier Boulevard (S.R. and C.R. 951), are strongly advised to evacuate to a hardened structure or to an emergency shelter.

The Collier County Information Hotline remains active 24-hours a day. Residents with questions may call the Hotline at (239) 252-8444 (within Collier County residents may dial 311). Please note, the call volume is very heavy and information can also be found at colliergov.net or on social media channels including Facebook (www.facebook.com/CollierGov) and Twitter (@CollierPIO).