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Post Irma-related updates/questions here

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Post Irma-related updates/questions here

Let's try this again! It is helpful to keep questions and updates on one thread so we can come back and provide answers in one place.

Here is the link to the thread called Post-storm Coverage. Lots of videos and city updates from the first two days of storm recovery:

https:/…86248814

What we know today:

Water and sewer have been restored. Boil water still in effect.

Electricity has been restored to parts of the island; work continues.

All roads cleared of trees and debris; work continues on driveways and properties.

Pharmacies are open.

Bailey's is open as are several restaurants.

7-11 has gas; lines have been long.

Resorts are working hard to re-open. Some have generators, some have had electricity restored.

Please post your questions and updates on this thread and folks will try their best to answer!

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Thank you for the updates. Are there currently any restrictions to access into Sanibel? Residents only, etc?

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Appreciate you doing this, and all of you local people (SanibelNick from YOLO) getting information out on this beautiful piece of paradise that so many of us love dearly!! We are coming October 5-15th and cannot wait!! Again, thank you for helping people with updates, questions, etc. Very kind of you!!

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do you know in which condition the beach road villas are? we are planning to visit sanibel at the beginning of october. thanks for updates!

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There are currently no restrictions to come to Sanibel.

I do not know about Beach Road Villas specifically but there has been NO structural damage to the buildings on Sanibel. Biggest issues are tree and landscape damage but that is very spotty. Need to get power restored!

Beaches are in great shape!

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Story on Ding Darling:

news-press.com/story/…

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Jerry's Foods is open.

Tween Waters Resort has power and slated to open this Thursday!

Island Inn sustained no damage and will open by Thursday hopefully. Phones, internet out but working on it.

Power stayed on at Shell Museum and they have tree clean-up to do. Will open soon.

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Here is an interesting tidbit from a WINK news report:

"But power will be restored within the week, if not sooner, to Lee County Electric Cooperative customers in Cape Coral, Sanibel, North Fort Myers and Pine Island, the company said."

I read this to mean the end of this week, Friday, September 15th, with the harder hit areas being restored by September 22nd.

Here is a link to the article: winknews.com/2017/…

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Video tour of South Seas:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mrGmmvyDPwGy?t=13s

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Billy's Bike Rental is open.

South Seas Resort will not be open until 9/26.

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“BOIL WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION” ADVISORY IS STILL IN EFFECT. Water sampling will begin today through Thursday, September 14th. Sampling results are expected Saturday, September 16th. If results are good, boil water would be lifted at that time.

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