49 - Collier County Urging Residents to Shelter in Place
Collier County is urging residents not to leave the place where they stayed for the duration of Hurricane Irma. This includes those currently staying in shelters throughout the county.
Several county roads have debris, including downed power lines, and are impassible. There is also widespread street flooding. Power is out to more than 90 percent of the county and there is a boil water notice in effect. In addition, there is expected storm surge that could affect portions of western Collier County until the early morning hours.
A mandatory curfew is in place for all of Collier County between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
“We want you to be safe. We understand the desire is strong to go home, but please let first responders get out tonight, make sure our roads are safe and get as much debris cleared as we can,” said Dan Summers, director of the Collier County Bureau of Emergency Management.
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 social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/CollierGov) and Twitter (@CollierPIO).