NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- It was a weekend full of heavy rains for an already soggy Southwest Florida. Parts of North Fort Myers and Charlotte County have been under water for much of the last week.
Cook Brown Road is passable today, but is still a flooded for miles into Punta Gorda. The good news is that the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center says the waters are receeding. The Director of Emergency Management said there has been no additional flooding throughout Charlotte County over the weekend, and the one person who was displaced is back in their home today.
The EOC has been checking out heavily flooded roadways daily with their apparatus, making sure they can get through in the event of an emergency. Even so, one homeowner off Cook Brown Road said she has had a hard time just getting her daughter out to the bus stop in the morning, and that it's costing them time, money and frustration.
The Lee County Public Safety Director said they are continuing to monitor the situation, as is the Charlotte County Emergency Management.