NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- The severe flooding conditions in North Fort Myers forced county leaders to declare a State of Emergency. For a second straight day, crews are on the scene dumping truckloads of gravel along, hoping to help with the flooding problems.
The roads are passable, but are not completely clear. Since 10:00 a.m., eight to ten more loads of gravel were brought in to fill the deepest holes on Wellborn Rd. An onsite manager said the puddles on previously flooded roads won't all be filled in. The main goal, right now, is to make sure the streets are safe to drive on.
Earlier this week, some roads saw more than a foot of water. Farm animals were stranded, and many peoples' yards looked like lakes. One resident on Wellborn said he owned property just over the Charlotte County line. He said the flooding there was waist deep, but he's happy to see the progress Lee County has made near his home in North Fort Myers.
Lee County has not yet lifted the State of Local Emergency. The cost to the county has not yet been determined.