Food and water points of distribution in Lee County are opening now.
Residents of Lee County who have been affected by Hurricane Irma can go to one of three points of distribution to receive food and water. These will be drive-up distribution locations, where the National Guard will be handing out MREs (Meals-Ready-to- Eat) and water.
The points of distribution are opening today from 4 pm to 7 pm at these locations; on Thursday these locations will be open 10 am to 4 pm.
Villas Elementary, 8385 Beacon Blvd., Ft. Myers
Fleamasters Flea Market, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Ft.Myers
Lehigh Acres Fire Station, 1000 Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres
More sites will be announced and open Thursday in various areas. Another announcement will be forthcoming from Lee County Emergency Management.
In addition, the National Guard is making its way into communities in Lehigh and the city of Ft. Myers to pass out food and water to those who are isolated.
There are several agencies also assisting with aid in the area. Lee County and Human Veteran Services, United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Catholic Charities and more. For a full list of organizations, go to www.unitedwaylee.org.
CURFEW is still in place for Estero, Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acrres Fire District from 8 pm to 7 am until further notice. This is for your protection.