Anticipating Irma: Companies Offer Free Services


In anticipation of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath, some national companies have stepped up to make access to their services free, and easily available to those who may need it.   Airbnb Airbnb is matching evacuees with available space at no extra cost in northern Florida and southern Georgia. Airbnb listings will be free for Hurricane Irma evacuees through Sept. 28 […]

NOTICE: Lely Elementary School is Not an Emergency Shelter

Additional Collier County Shelters Available

Lely Elementary School is no longer an evacuation shelter. The following general population shelters are open and accepting new evacuees: Pinecrest Elementary, 313 S 9th St., Immokalee, Florida 34142 Highlands Elementary, 1101 Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee, Florida 34145 Laurel Oak Elementary, 7800 Immokalee Road, Naples, Florida 34119 Vineyards Elementary, 6225 Arbor Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34119 Alico Arena, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965 Germain Arena, […]

Collier County Evacuation Update

Lely Resort Single Family Homes Under Mandatory Evacuation Order

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Collier County Sheriff’s office released an updated evacuation map Saturday afternoon. Single-story home dwellers in Lely Resort have been added to mandatory evacuation order in Collier County.   Collier County Hurricane Irma Mandatory Evacuation Zones  UPDATED Expanded Evacuation Zones – The following areas are now included in the evacuation zones: Northern boundary Pine Ridge from 41 to Airport […]

Caring for Pets During a Hurricane


Long time Marco residents, Sammy and Phill Miller’s family includes six cats of various ages. They made a decision to leave early and get out of Hurricane Irma’s harm’s way. They booked a hotel in the vicinity of Winterhaven, Florida to wait out the brunt of Irma. They did not want to leave their home but safety was their priority […]