Lee County Shelters Remain Open for Those Impacted by Hurricane Ian
Lee County Shelters Remain Open for Those Impacted by Hurricane Ian
Posted on 09/29/2022
Mandatory Evacuation Map

Lee County Opens 14 Storm Shelters  

For a list of open shelters please visit https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/shelters/publicshelters

Shelters will open at 9 a.m. at the following locations. Only the listed shelters are opening at this time. All shelters are pet-friendly:

Dunbar High School

3800 Edison Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33916

East Lee County High School

715 Thomas Sherwin Ave.

Lehigh Acres, FL 33974

Estero Recreation Center

9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

Estero, FL 33928

Gateway High School

13820 Griffin Dr.

Fort Myers, FL 33913

Hertz Arena

11000 Everblades Parkway

Estero, FL 33928

Island Coast High School

2125 DeNavarra Pkwy.

Cape Coral, FL 33909

Oak Hammock Middle School

5321 Tice Street

Fort Myers, FL 33905

South Fort Myers High School

14020 Plantation Road

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Varsity Lakes Middle School

801 Gunnery Road North

Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Veterans Park Recreation Center

49 Homestead Road S.

Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Manatee Elementary School
5301 Tice Street Fort Myers, FL 33905

Treeline Elementary School,
10900 Treeline Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33913

Tortuga Preserve Elementary,
1711 Gunnery Road N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Harns Marsh Middle School,
1820 Unice Avenue N., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

United Way is preparing to open the emergency information line at 9 a.m. upon the opening of the emergency shelters. Residents with evacuation zone questions or shelter questions can call 2-1-1.

Please remember you must bring your own personal items. More information is below. Or learn more about what to expect at shelter by watching this video:


People who have friends or family with whom to stay outside the evacuation area are encouraged to make arrangements to do so, rather than going to a shelter.

Officials provided evacuation and shelter updates this morning from the Emergency Operations Center. To watch the press conference, visit www.leegov.com/storm, scroll down to “social media and news updates” and click on “video.”

Also Tuesday, Lee County moved to a full activation from a partial activation.

Residents are asked to monitor local media and meteorologists’ reports and to check www.leegov.com for Hurricane Ian updates. Follow @Lee County Government on Facebook,


Additional information:

If you’re heading to one of Lee County’s shelters, you need to bring a Go Kit. Include a 3-day supply of food, water and snacks. You’ll also need a pillow and sleeping bag; folding chair; medications and eyeglasses; disinfectant wipes; toilet paper; a 3-day supply of clothing; a sleep mask and earplugs; hygiene items; games or books; a phone charger or battery bank; and instant coffee or teabags. Lee County has a limited amount of shelters and space within the shelters.

Pets are allowed in all Lee County shelters, but you’re responsible for bringing what they need. Pack your pet a Go Kit. Make sure there’s a collar, leash, ID tags, and health records. Have a photo of you with your pet in case you become separated. Bring a crate or pet carrier. Include a week’s worth of water; food and treats; clean-up supplies including waste bags for dogs and litter box with litter for cats; remember any medicines your pet needs. You can find out more about preparation at leegov.com/hurricane.

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