South Fort Myers
It’s been a week since the EF1 tornado struck parts of southern Fort Myers, damaging the Briercliffe and Eagle Ridge communities.
Cleanup is slow but steady.
Rob Outkirk struggled to free his house from the hands of a tree a week ago.
Now the trees are away from his house and all the trees are gone from his lawn.
“Every time a tornado or hurricane occurred, these branches flew in,” says Outkerk.
There is still a lot to do.
Outkerk has to pay for the new lanai.
“The pool cage was completely shot,” he said.
And he still needs to repair the roof and find out where some of the scattered items go.
“I don’t know where it came from,” he said. “I landed in my garden.”
Outkerk’s neighbors also have something to do.
Roofer, screen repairman, and pool man have been lined up in Twin Eagle Lane for the past seven days.
Blue tarpaulins cover so many homes and many people like Outkerks have not yet been contacted by their insurance.
“I have a lot of work to do and a lot of work to do, so it’s frustrating for a week,” says Outkerk.
Lee County Solid Waste requires residents affected by the tornado to pay attention to the following tips for efficient debris removal.
Note: Damaged pool cages fall under the same disposal method as “fencing (wood)” above.
Residents who have questions about waste collection should contact Solid Waste Customer Service (239) 533-8000 or visit the following website: leegov.com/solidwaste..
Note: Holiday business hours / holidays
Home Recovery: There are no changes to the Christmas or New Year home recovery schedule as both holidays are Saturday this year. Place garbage, garden garbage, and recycled curbs on a regular collection day.
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A week after tornado purification continued in the vicinity of southern Fort Myers
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