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Living Waters church in Estero becomes supply, food hub after Hurricane Irma

Holly Digilarmo's house on Pinecrest Lane in Bonita Springs is flooded. She said she walked through mid-thigh deep water in her home. "It's devastating," she said. Friday she stopped by Living Waters Church in Estero to get some hot meals. "It's awesome," she said as she picked up the food. "I am so

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:40:00

National Guard distributing food and water in Lehigh Acres

Much of the Lehigh Acres community was without electricity and water on Monday, nine days after Hurricane Irma struck. The Army National Guard has handed out food because of the desperate need, and there are no plans to stop anytime soon. A busy intersection in Lehigh has turned into a makeshift war

NBC 2 - 2017-09-19 00:48:00

Hurricane Irma's death toll in Florida now at 34 and rising

Matthew Ray is among those with special needs in Southwest Florida that have no power after Hurricane Irma. Ray lives with his 77-year-old mother in Town and River in south Fort Myers. Neighbors called the power company for Ray but got no reply. Kinfay Moroti/news-press.com The death toll from Hurr

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-18 17:30:29

Hurricane Irma update: Down from 32,000, some 661 people are still in Lee County shelters

After more than a week in shelters, Felix Lopez was sweating as he rummaged through the back of his minivan for towels, but he was still smiling. As of Tuesday afternoon, Lopez was one of 197 people still living in the North Fort Myers Rec Center nine days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Flori

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 21:29:17

Hurricane Irma: Red Cross counselors help shelter residents with stress

Shawn and Mary Moore have weathered tough times together in their 25-year marriage, all of which helped the couple manage staying in a shelter before Hurricane Irma ravaged Southwest Florida. Mary Moore, 41, has epilepsy. In 2012 the couple was in a car accident, and she faced a series of surgeries

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:04:46

Editorial: Two historic reasons now to remember September 2017

Decades into the future, September 2017 will be remembered as a historic month in Southwest Florida for more than one reason. Hurricane Irma is one. Now, Edison Farms is another. At a time Category 3 Hurricane Irma has brought destruction and despair to many corners of Southwest Florida, we were loo

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:05:08

Jeff Dunham returns to Germain Arena with Peanut, Achmed and the rest of the gang

Comedy superstar Jeff Dunham and his cast of colorful dummies are returning to Germain Arena. The ventriloquist/comedian performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Estero venue. Tickets are $50.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Germain Arena. MORE: SWFL LIVE!: Lindsay Ell plays Is

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 14:54:15

Flight attendant working during Irma outraged after MIA charges $187 for parking

Wikimedia Commons MIAMI (CBSMiami) A flight attendant is outraged she was charged $187 to park her vehicle at Miami International Airport while she worked during Hurricane Irma.Kristle Gilford's parking receipt. (Source: Kristle Gilford) "As flight attendants we don't make a whole lot of money, so t

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 00:57:21

Seawalls across SWFL crumbling in wake of Irma

Is your seawall crumbling into the Caloosahatchee River or Gulf of Mexico? You're not alone as untold numbers of household owners across the area are in need of seawall repair or replacement in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Cape Coral was hit particularly hard. For more coverage of Hurricane Irma a

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 02:07:26

Leigh Acres Irma woes continue

Frustration continues to mount in Lehigh Acres as thousands of people are starting their second week without power. Even so, some people are finding small signs of hope to help them push through. "Things are feeling much better, much better," Linda Downing of Lehigh Acres said. Downing and her famil

NBC 2 - 2017-09-19 06:51:00

Ask JLB: Following Irma, readers say thanks to restaurants in Fort Myers, Cape Coral

When life is chaotic, we find comfort in food. We asked readers which restaurants stepped up following Hurricane Irma. And their list of thank-yous went on and on. Here are just a few: Can you guys please give a shout out to Domino's Pizza? They opened (many stores Monday) because they knew people

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 15:00:02

98K customers without power in parts of SWFL

Photo via Wikpedia FORT MYERS, Fla. There are 98,381 customers without power Tuesday morning in parts of Southwest Florida. There are 18,261 Lee County Electrical Cooperative customers without power as of 4:32 a.m., according to LCEC. Here are the LCEC outage numbers separated by areas in Southwest

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 06:05:38

Flooding in Bonita Springs from Hurricane Irma

In Bonita Springs and other parts of Southwest Florida some roads are still closed due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irma. Residents that have lived in the area for over 30 years have never seen anything like this. Some will lose everything from the flooding and destruction left in the wake of Irm

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-19 14:02:14

Bonita Springs' Shangri-La resort, Buffalo Chips restaurant weather Hurricane Irma

Though parts of Bonita Springs remained flooded Tuesday - more than a week after Hurricane Irma roared across Southwest Florida - some of the city's venerable institutions weathered the storm. The Shangri-La Springs, a historic resort in downtown Bonita Springs, sustained "zero damage" to its buildi

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:49:23

Flooded in, Bonita Springs residents growing desperate

Entire communities are still flooded out in Bonita Springs more than a week after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the area. "We need water, food, everything because we can't go inside the home," said Bonita Springs resident Suleivi Avila. The high floodwater and lack of power have left many who are

NBC 2 - 2017-09-18 23:43:00

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest sails on, despite Hurricane Irma

The 12th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival is happening next month, after all. Organizers with the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce cancelled the event Monday morning, blaming the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma. But they changed their minds after what Chamber President Jacki Liszak

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 16:00:30

Fort Myers native Kagan faces Barcelona terror attack, two hurricanes in an eventful month

Andrew Kagan and his whirlwind of a month continues with the expected arrival of Hurricane Maria over his home in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the southeast corner of the island. Kagan, a 1999 Fort Myers High School graduate and a Green Wave Hall of Fame football player, was shopping with his girlfriend, S

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:05:00

Fort Myers OKs $40K settlement of Zombicon wrongful death suit

FORT MYERS, Fla. City Council approved a $40,000 settlement Monday in a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the Zombicon shootings. The family of Expavious Tyrell Taylor, the lone person killed in the October 2015 shootings that injured five others, filed the suit in state court against

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:35:29

More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night

(David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Hundreds of protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain... (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

NBC 2 - 2017-09-19 09:02:00

'Just too much water' to blame for Lehigh flooding

With flood water filling streets in Southwest Florida, many wonder if something more could have been done to prepare for the storm or better react to its trouble areas. The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvements District (LAMSID) said the storm overpowered their entire waterway and weir system

NBC 2 - 2017-09-19 00:16:00