Swim advisory affects businesses on Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. Foot traffic is slowly picking up for businesses on Fort Myers Beach nearly one week after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida.

A precautionary swim advisory remained in effect Tuesday for all public beaches in Lee County due to potential effects on water quality causing residents and tourists to stay away from the water.

“There’s not a lot of ‘lets go to the beach for the day’ type of attitude. It’s more ‘lets put the roof on’ type of attitude,” owner of Silver Sands Resort Andrea Carrier said.

Other Southwest Florida residents rushed to find air conditioning after Irma knocked out power for thousands.

“We had a lot of people that didn’t have any water, didn’t have any power and were just begging to be somewhere cold,”  Carrier said.

The Salty Crab on 1154 Estero Blvd. is helping others bounce back by taking donations for Irma victims across Southwest Florida.

The Department of Health had no water result updates on Tuesday.

Reporter:Taylor Bisacky
Writer:Katherine Viloria
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