Lee County Resource Center opens providing aid to Hurricane Ian victims’

Published: October 6, 2022 8:03 PM EDT
Updated: October 6, 2022 8:12 PM EDT
Resource Center
Credit: Lee County Goverment

A Multi-Agency Resource Center has opened in Lee County aiding residents impacted by Hurricane Ian with one-stop service.

According to the Lee County Government, the center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

This center is co-located with the Disaster Recovery Center, which FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management opened earlier this week. This will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and representatives of the Small Business Administration will also be available.

A few of the participating organizations will be property insurance companies, local and state government offices, wireless providers, mental healthcare providers, and others. Click here to see the complete list.

The Initial Payment Center, operated by Florida Chief Finacial Officer Jimmy Patronis, will also be at the location. This is to enable policyholders and their insurance companies can meet directly and file claims.

Residents are encouraged to check in with staff at the Lakes Regional Library once they arrive to locate the resources they need easily.

Also, another Disaster Recovery Center is expected to officially open at 2295 Victoria Avenue in Fort Myers on Friday, Oct. 7.