The US Coast Guard plans to evacuate people from Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, on Sunday, according to a Facebook post by the county’s sheriff’s office.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the “waterborne operation to help people evacuate Pine Island,” and is slated to take place during “daylight hours.”
Residents are being asked to go to the Pine Island Fire Department where they will be taken by truck to Yucatan Waterfront on Pine Island Road via truck.
From there, “various U.S. Coast Guard, other agency partners and volunteer vessels will take evacuees across Matlacha Pass to D & D Bait and Tackle where LeeTran buses will take them to a shelter,” the post said.
Pine Island was one of the areas impacted by Hurricane Ian, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm.
October 2, 2022 at 07:38PM