Collier, Naples, Marco concern curves; colleges stay closed

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6:30 pm | Collier, Lee colleges now closed for remainder of week

Collier and Lee colleges introduced they are going to stay closed by way of the tip of the week.

All faculty district websites can be closed, all after school-programs canceled. All extracurricular actions together with athletic practices and competitions are cancelled. All grownup and group training lessons can be cancelled. All district leases can be suspended.

The district will determine earlier than 1 pm Sunday on the district’s operations for Monday.

At the moment, there can be no hurricane make-up days. Hurricane make-up days can be Nov. 21 and 22. Fall break presently stays Nov. 21-Nov. 25.

The newest info could be discovered on the web site, Fb, Twitter and Instagram.

In Lee County, colleges can be closed by way of Friday, in keeping with the district. District places of work can even be closed. All after-school applications and extra-curricular actions are suspended.

The district will consider its tutorial calendar to determine what dates can be used as hurricane make-up days.

The college district stated it is going to proceed to observe the storm and replace households frequently with emails, telephones calls, textual content messages, messages on its web site and posts on its Fb web page.

6 pm | Obligatory curfews for Collier and Lee counties, Naples, Marco

Collier County has a compulsory curfew from 10 pm Wednesday by way of 6 am Thursday, in keeping with county officers.

Lee County’s curfew started at 6 pm Wednesday and is till additional discover, in keeping with officers. This consists of unincorporated Lee County and all cities except for Estero.

Earlier within the day, officers introduced curfews for the Collier cities of Naples and Marco Island.

The county curfew was being put in force for the security of residents and their property. The curfew doesn’t apply to emergency responders, workers at well being care amenities, vital workers for companies that present important providers or these in search of medical help. Going out throughout the curfew is a second-degree misdemeanor, in keeping with the county. Residents with questions can name the Collier Data Hotline at 239-252-8444. Residents in Collier County can dial 311.

4:45 pm | Boil water discover issued for Lee County

Lee County Utilities has issued a boil water discover efficient instantly for all clients as a result of storm impacts. All water used for consuming, cooking, making ice, brushing tooth or washing dishes should be boiled at a rolling boil for one minute. Or, in its place, bottled water could also be used. See extra at

4:30 pm | Rubbish assortment suspended in Collier

Collier County introduced there can be no assortment Thursday of rubbish, recycling and buildy objects or yard waste. This impacts unincorporated Collier County, town of Marco Island and Everglades Metropolis. No make-up collections can be made. The Collier County Landfill, the Immokalee Switch Station and county recycling dropoff facilities can even be closed Thursday. Extra at

4 pm | Naples declares indefinite curfew, with exceptions

Town of Naples issued a curfew as Hurricane Ian arrived.

The curfew is efficient instantly till additional discover, and it would not apply to first responders and emergency staff. Learn extra right here.

3:05 pm | Hurricane Ian makes landfall close to Cayo Costa

Hurricane Ian made landfall at 3:05 pm as a strong Class 4 storm, with sustained winds of 150 mph.

Ian got here ashore close to Cayo Costa off the coast of Fort Myers, in keeping with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart.

2:49 pm | Vehicles beneath water in Naples

Collier Sheriff’s Workplace “We’re receiving info that a number of parking garages on the coast are flooded with water OVER automobile roofs. 41 & fifth Ave S space (pictured) is beneath water. We’re helping Marco Island with extreme flooding points in addition to Isle of Capri.

We can’t reply to your particular person requests to test flooding on roads. That is an evolving emergency and we’re nonetheless experiencing vital impacts.

If you’re trapped by flood waters in a life-threatening scenario, name 9-1-1.”

2:45 pm | Energy outage updates

Lee County Electrical Coop reported further outages throughout three Southwest Florida counties, in keeping with

• Collier: 16,000, or about 45%

• Lee County: About 110,000 clients, or 60% of the full

• Charlotte: 500, or about 65%

12 pm | Eyewall of Ian shifting ashore at Sanibel, Captiva Islands

“Eyewall of Ian shifting onshore at Sanibel and Captiva islands,” the Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated in a midday replace. A weatherflow station close to Sanibel Island reported sustained winds of 71 mph, slightly below hurricane energy, with a gust of 98 mph.

The midday replace stated the Ian stays a strong Class 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph and is shifting at 9 mph.

10:10 am | Ian now anticipated to make landfall about 1 pm

Forecasters are calling for Hurricane Ian to make landfall within the Punta Gorda space round 1 pm this afternoon, however tropical storm situations will lengthen into Thursday.

Excessive tide this afternoon on the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River can be at 3:57 pm, a couple of hours after Ian is predicted to make landfall.

Storm surge is prone to be at its highest round shortly after that because the tide can be incoming whereas highly effective winds blow water up and onshore.

Flooding is predicted alongside the Caloosahatchee River, and there can be upwards of two ft of rain in remoted areas.

Winds can be highest within the northwest a part of Lee County, in keeping with forecasts. is asking for 90-mile-per-hour winds this afternoon and night in Southwest Florida.

Tropical storm drive wind are doable in Lee County by way of midnight, in keeping with numerous forecasting retailers.

The storm is forecast to be northwest of Lake Okeechobee round 2 am Thursday morning.

Ian is predicted to emerge into the Atlantic Ocean early Friday morning, in keeping with the most recent Nationwide Hurricane Heart forecast.

10:05 am | Collier officers: ‘Shelter in place’

Collier County is urging residents to not go away their present location at some stage in Hurricane Ian. This consists of these at the moment staying in shelters all through the county.

All through the day, excessive winds are anticipated, roads could have particles together with downed energy traces, and could also be impasable. There might also be avenue flooding and energy outages.

The Collier County Data Hotline stays energetic. Residents with questions could name the Hotline at 311 and residents exterior of Collier County ought to name (239) 252-8444. Please notice, the decision quantity may be very heavy and data may also be discovered at or social media channels, together with and

8:42 am | Excessive tides may have huge influence on storm surge

Forecasters say storm surge is among the prime threats with Hurricane Ian, together with flooding rains and heavy winds.

Surge within the Fort Myers-Cape Coral space is predicted to succeed in upwards of 16 ft above sea degree.

That does not imply the entire space can be beneath 12 to 16 ft of water, simply the principally weak areas alongside the coast and close to rivers.

“There could also be regionally larger quantities if the storm comes at a sure angle,” stated Rick Davis, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service in Ruskin. “That is life-threatening. That is why we wish folks to evacuate.”

The excessive tide at present on the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River can be at 3:57 pm, adopted by an excellent larger tide at 2:46 am These intervals are when ranges storm surge is more than likely to succeed in that 16-foot mark.

“It is already too harmful to journey,” he stated. “It’s a shelter in place proper now.”

7:39 am | Collier County Urging Residents to Shelter in Place

Collier County is urging residents to not go away their present location “at some stage in Hurricane Ian.” This consists of these staying in county shelters.

The county advises that “All through the day, excessive winds are anticipated, roads could have particles together with downed energy traces, and could also be impasable. There might also be avenue flooding and energy outages.”

The Collier County Data Hotline stays energetic. Residents with questions could name 311 or name (239) 252-8444 (if staying exterior the county).

Data may also be discovered at or on social media channels, together with and

The county additionally shared this info:

FPL clients with outages ought to name to report or test the standing of an outage by calling 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243). Or

LCEC clients with outages ought to name 239-656-2300 or 800-599-2356. It’s also possible to log in to SmartHub or use the cellular app.

7:16 am | Emergency businesses taking cowl

From Hearth District Companions: All responding businesses have stopped responses as a result of present climate situations and for the security of our first responders. You’ll be able to nonetheless name 911. Calls can be prioritized so that when situations are secure sufficient, responses will resume. Response selections can be made as Hurricane Ian continues to maneuver by way of the world.

Hurricane Ian 2 pm advisory Sept.  28, 2022.

Hurricane Ian 2 pm advisory Sept. 28, 2022.

7:10 a.m. | Energy outages reported on Marco Island

Marco Island Metropolis Corridor posted that 4,000 are with out energy this morning, and LCEC is prestaged on the island

6:35 am | Ian’s winds improve to close Class 5 energy

In line with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart, latest information from an NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane point out that Hurricane Ian’s most sustained winds have elevated to close 155 mph.

The storm is positioned about 80 miles south-southwest of Punta Gorda.

5:10 AM | The newest on the observe of Hurricane Ian

In line with Wednesday’s 5 am advisory by the Nationwide Hurricane Heart, Hurricane Ian’s most winds have elevated to 140 mph, making it a Class 4 storm. It’s shifting north-northeast close to 10 mph. It’s positioned about 125 miles west-southwest of Naples.

Ian is predicted to make landfall at about 2 pm Wednesday close to the Charlotte-Lee County border as a Class 4 storm.

Collier County stays beneath a hurricane warning.

Hurricane-force winds are anticipated within the hurricane warning space in southwest and west-central Florida starting Wednesday morning with tropical storm situations anticipated in a single day. Catastrophic wind harm is predicted close to the core of Ian when it strikes onshore.

There’s a twister watch in impact for Collier County till 5 pm

Hurricane-force winds lengthen outward as much as 40 miles (65 km) from the middle and tropical-storm-force winds lengthen outward as much as 175 miles (280 km).

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