Monday, September 25, 2017

Desjarlais: No more shelters to open; 22,000 taking refuge in Lee


There are no more shelters from the storm coming, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais said Saturday afternoon.

Desjarlais said at a 4:00 p.m. news conference that over 22,000 evacuees are currently in Lee County shelters, and due to a lack of resources, no more will be coming.

Collier County emergency planners have been sending evacuees northward to Alico Arena and Germain Arena as they too run out of space.

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