If you still need supplies, do it now. Publix has announced that they’ll be closing stores in hurricane affected zones tonight (Tuesday) at 6pm. That includes many Southwest Florida Publix stores. And it looks like you’ll need to go without a Pub Sub until Friday:
Stores in the following counties will close at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 27, and are expected to remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 29. We anticipate the stores in the counties listed below to reopen on Friday, Sept. 30.
In addition to Southwest Florida Publix stores closing, many areas are now under a mandatory evacuation notice. Mandatory evacuations for Lee County are for Zone A and Zone B. This zone encompasses mostly low lying areas. Also those along coastal areas and the barrier islands. In addition sections along the Caloosahatchee River. Evacuation orders are also in place for parts of Zone B which encompasses areas in Cape Coral. Charlotte County. Zone A is also a mandatory evacuation area.
Check out the Storm Center for more information on all things SWFL.
2022 Hurricane Central - Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Central – Preparedness Guide gives you the updated information you may need in the event of a hurricane. Just because 2021 was a quiet year for storms doesn’t mean we can ever let our guard down. This guide is sponsored by local businesses here in SWFL. Gavin’s Ace Hardware, Sean King Law, and Powerhouse Home Services.
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
- Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
- If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
- Make a family emergency communication plan.
- Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”