City of Cape Coral
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0401


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POST-STORM INFORMATION

**Please visit the FAQs tab on the menu located on the left side of this page for debris clean up information**

CANCELLATIONS & CLOSINGS:
The Chiquita Lock is closed until further notice due to damage from the hurricane.
Cape Coral Charter Schools follow the Lee County School District schedule for opening and is scheduled to reopen on September 25, 2017.

PARKS/FACILITIES:

BMX Park – Boat ramp & playground open regular hours

Burnt Store Boat Ramp – open regular hours

Burton Park – open regular hours

Cape Coral Art Studio - closed until further notice

Cape Coral Sports Complex – open for Softball ONLY games on 9/21

Chiquita Boat Lock - closed until further notice; Gates are in open position so boats can use at their own risk during periods of slack tide. For more info, 239-574-0809.

Coral Oaks Golf Course – open regular hours with temporary greens

Del Prado Linear Park – open regular hours

Founders Park - open regular hours

Four Freedoms Park
 – open regular hours


Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve - Visitor Center & Veterans Memorial Area open regular hours; Nature Trails closed until further notice

Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center – open regular hours

Glover’s Bight (at Rotary Park) – open regular hours

Giuffrida Park  – open regular hours

Horton Boat Ramp ONLY
 – open regular hours


Jason Verdow Park - open regular hours

Jim Jeffers Park – limited fields; playground open

Joe Stonis Park – open regular hours

Lake Kennedy Center – open regular hours

NW Softball Complex – open regular hours

Paul Sanborn Park
 – open regular hours

Pelican Soccer Complex – all fields open; playground open

Rosen Park and Boat Ramp – open regular hours

Rotary Park & Environmental Center:

Environmental Center – open regular hours

Nature Trails - closed

Playground - open regular hours

Wagging Tails Dog Park - open regular hours

Saratoga Lake Park - open regular hours

Seahawk Park
 – open regular hours

Sirenia Vista Park – open regular hours

Storm Football – open regular hours

Sun Splash Family Waterpark
 – Park closed for the season

Veterans Park - open regular hours

Wm Austen Youth Center
 – open regular hours

Yacht Club Community Park:

Beach and Pier – closed

Boathouse – open regular hours

Boat Ramp – closed

Rotino Center – open regular hours

Tennis Center - closed

Yacht Club Main Building – open regular hours

Yacht Club Pool – open regular hours

Please Note:  Other Parks will remain closed until clean-up and safety inspections are complete; Individual parks will reopen as they are ready. 

WASTE PRO/TRASH PICKUP:
Residential service began Tuesday and Waste Pro is picking up household trash only based on the normal service schedule.  Recycling will be picked up beginning the week Sept. 18. For the normal service schedule please visit the Waste Pro web site at the following link:
https://wasteprousa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/trash-schedule.pdf

DEBRIS REMOVAL:
Crews began picking up horticulture on Sept. 20. Due to wide spread damages throughout the state, contracted debris crews are in high demand and their resources are scattered thin. Debris will take longer than anticipated but there are up to ten contractor trucks clearing debris and an additional 40 City vehicles picking up debris.  It will be very difficult this early in the process to determine what streets will be picked up and when but as soon as routes an schedules have been determined they will be posted on this page. We are asking residents to please be patient as we work through this process and hope to have all hurricane debris removed in 5-6 weeks. 

WATER SERVICE:
There is no City-wide boil water notice. There may be localized notices due to water main breaks. To view areas of the City that are under a boil water notice visit the City's web site and click on "Departments" - "Utilities" - "Boil Water Notice".

ASSISTANCE:
For disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA app or call
(800) 621-3361. Applicants will receive a unique number once registration is complete. The registration number should be saved.

There may be assistance available to homeowners who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each lender is different. Contact your mortgage company for relief options and specifics. 
The following link provides more information: Federal Housing Finance Agency

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SAFETY INFORMATION:
1.  The County will reinstate the collection of bridge tolls at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19
2.  Please use caution at any intersections with inoperable traffic lights.  If a traffic light is out,    treat it as a 4-way stop.
3.  Don't play in standing water it can contain chemicals, bacteria, human waste and sharp debris.
4. Never use an electric generator indoors or in a garage.  Run generators in a well-ventilated, dry area and away from intakes into the home.
5. To report price gouging or for questions related to price gouging visit the Florida Attorney General's web site or call the price gouging hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226).

INFORMATION:
Information can be found here on the City's web site at www.capecoral.net and click on "Post Irma Information".
Residents can call 3-1-1
The City Government Facebook page along with the Cape Coral Fire and Police Departments will be distributing department specific information via their social media sites.
Information related to open businesses and other business related information can be found on the Cape Coral Economic Development's Facebook page.