Post-Hurricane Ian Update #2

Post-Hurricane Ian Update #2

As of the morning of Tuesday, October 18th: 

Bridge Closures:

Fox4 News reported Lee County Board of Commissioners want to strike an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to shuttle people to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It includes providing parking for people on the other side of the bridge. The shuttle service is meant to minimize traffic on the Sanibel Causeway. As of right now the bridge is only open to emergency work trucks but Gov. Ron DeSantis said civilian access to the bridge would be opened by October 21st. Thank you to we know that the Matlacha bridge leading out to St. James City & Bokeelia reopened to the residents and utility workers on October 7th, but those who are out on the island may be stopped by local enforcement to provide proof of residency. According to NewsPress, the southern bridges of Fort Myers Beach have opened today but are limited to only essential personnel. Afterwards, except for Mondays and Tuesdays, residents and their hired contractors will be able to access the island from the south from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Power Outages:

For Fort Myers, FPL has reported that they have essentially restored all customers impacted by Hurricane Ian but remain committed to helping those whose properties suffered extreme damage. The LCEC website reports that there are still a little more than 11,000 people without power.   


Pine Island and Captiva still have a curfew of 9PM - 6AM, Sanibel & Bonita Beaches curfew remains 7PM - 7AM. Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs have rescinded their county-wide curfew.

Boil Water Notice:

Thanks to Wink News, we know that the boil water notice for all of the Lee County area has been lifted. What great news!


Let's check out our stats now for the Lee County area. Inventory has dropped as damaged homes come off the market. Before the storm we had 376 single family homes for sale in Fort Myers and today we have 331. In Cape Coral, there were 1436 single family homes for sale before the storm and today we have 1289. That is a 12% drop in inventory in just 3 weeks. 

If you have any questions on this post-hurricane Ian update please feel free to reach out. I'm Mike Darda with Darda Group and Compass FL. 239-542-2822 

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