Hendry County issued a local state of emergency prompting preparations before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall. The storm’s impact could be the strongest in Hendry County compared to the rest of Southwest Florida. On Thursday people packed the stores and gas stations in LaBelle and Clewiston looking for supplies. Items like water and fuel were quick to run out, which forced many to leave empty-handed. They were told to come back today when supplies were re-stocked.
A massive crane in Downtown Fort Myers is staying put. The crane is part of the construction for the Luminary Hotel. Manhattan Construction is the company building the hotel. They said the crane is connected, so it isn’t going anywhere. The construction company said this is standard procedure for a crane this size. They also said the crane may spin in the wind, but it will not go anywhere. The crane was around for Hurricane Irma as well. People who work in neighboring businesses said they aren’t worried about the crane, but they are worried about potential debris. Manhattan Construction said the crane is ready to weather the storm. They are getting everything prepared to make sure the construction, the building, and everything around it is safe and secure.
Here is where you can get sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District:
Residents can get sand and sandbags at 27701 Bonita Grande Drive in Bonita Springs.
Enter through the front doors of the station between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. enter through the station’s bay to get sand or sandbags.
Sandbags are limited 25 per Bonita Spring address, and you will need to show proof that you are a resident in the area with ID.
Shovels will be provided at the sandpile, and residents should bring their own bag in case theirs are being used.
Fort Myers Beach Fire Department:
Town Hall off of Tropical Shores Way will have sandbags on Friday morning.
Desoto County sandbag location:
A limited number of sandbags are available at Road and Bridge office located at 1894 NE McKay Street in Arcadia on Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.