Photo via Germain Arena

Shelter to close at Germain Arena; 3 Lee County shelters remain

FORT MYERS, Fla. Germain Arena will no longer be used as a shelter.

Hurricane Irma evacuees will be moved from there to Alico Arena on Wednesday, Lee County spokeswoman Betsy Clayton said.

Only 600 people remained in the county’s four shelters Wednesday morning, Clayton said.

Germain Arena had been Southwest Florida’s largest shelter. Nearly 5,000 stayed there Sunday, the day Irma made landfall.

The following Lee County sites will continue to serve as shelters Wednesday night:

  • Alico Arena, 12181 FGCU Lake Pkwy E. on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus
  • Dunbar Middle School, 4750 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers
  • North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way
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