NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Crews are still working to lay down gravel in flooded parts of North Fort Myers. Because of all the water, mail delivery is suspended to some streets off Pine Island Road. The water also poses a potential health risk to people in the area.
Roads like Huffmaster Road off Nalle Grade Road in North Fort Myers have dealt with massive flooding. The problem for people on Huffmaster, though, is the road is privately owned. That means homeowners are responsible for maintaining the road. Many have been laying gravel down themselves so the postal service can get through to start delivering mail again.
Winston Anderson, a homeowner on Huffmaster Road, said the ditches in his yard measure six to eight feet of water from the flooding. He said this is the worst he has seen it in the decade he's lived in North Fort Myers.
"We just have to live through it," said Anderson, "and I hope it dries up. It's difficult."
Anderson's home is the last on the Lee County line on Huffmaster Road. The Charlotte County end of the road has standing water several inches deep.
Charlotte County Emergency Operations said they can not help homeowners on private roads. They have been flying over flooded lands via helicopter and tell WINK News that all public roads are safely passable.