IAN Local Recovery Updates For Thursday, Oct. 6

OUTAGES – Click here for information on interactive outage maps. Utility companies are aware of the widespread outages and unless noted, ask you do not make new outage reports. FPL outages are sourced from the online map reports and indicate estimated restoration times; LCEC’s outages are posted at regular intervals on their Storm Center page

FPL OUTAGES AS OF 9AM, Thursday Oct. 6
Sarasota – 23,520
DeSoto – 5,470
Charlotte – 39,840
Lee – 17,270

FPL has opened outage relief centers where customers can get updates, depending on location, ice, water, device charging, etc.; locations are listed here have opened after daylight daily.

  • Port Charlotte: 19100 Murdock Circle
  • Venice: 326 S. Nokomis
  • Punta Gorda: 5001 Taylor Road
  • Englewood: 1300 S River Road

Charlotte County Utilities Department is temporarily suspending late fees and water shut-offs for non-payment until further notice. For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.

Statewide, those interested in helping in the Ian recovery effort can visit http://www.volunteerflorida.org to sign up.

Those wishing to help out in Sarasota County can submit a form of interest by clicking here.

Harry Chapin Food Bank needs volunteers; those interested can click here to register and pick a time to help.

The Charlotte County Volunteer Reception Center is now open. To register and receive an assignment with an agency that needs assistance, visit 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, open from 7–11 a.m. daily. You can also register at coadfl.org.
Donations of food and goods are being accepted at St. Vincent de Paul, 25200 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Bank of America Temporary mobile ATMs

  • 1270 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice
  • Daniels Crossing in Venice

To apply for FEMA assistance, visit this website.

Households in need of damage assistance can call FDEM Crisis Cleanup at 1-800-451-1954. The hotline will remain open through Friday, October 28, 2022. Crisis Cleanup may be able to help with:

  • Fallen trees
  • Drywall, flooring, and appliance removal to curb
  • Tarping Roofs
  • Debris removal to curb

The City of North Port Building Division: Permits to repair damage caused by Hurricane Ian are being expedited. Permit applications for roof repairs may be submitted online at NorthPortFL.gov/Building or in person at City Hall, 4970 City Hall Blvd., and are being issued within 24 hours.

Mobile Insurance Villages have set up across the region to assist homeowner with claims due to Hurricane Ian.

The following locations are now open in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties

You can file a complaint online by visiting the Get Insurance Help homepage.

Citizens Insurance Corporation Policyholders, please visit www.citizensfla.com/claims to file a claim.

Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Ian in Charlotte and Lee Counties. Call 888-766-3258 or visit Blueroof.us

All Charlotte County Utilities Department customers should have water service at this time. Please be aware that your water pressure may be lower than normal. As a reminder, please limit your usage. The Burnt Store service area’s boil water notice has been rescinded; all other areas are currently under a boil water notice until further notice.
Please contact the Emergency Management call center at 941-743-1320 or 941-833-4000 if you do not have water, or see a large amount of water coming out of the ground, or are experiencing a sewer backup.

tice for Burnt Store Service Area customers only. The water is now safe for consumption.

The City of North Port’s overnight curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.; The only exception is work commutes.

The curfew for Charlotte County has been amended to 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., effective immediately.

WM (Waste Management) of Charlotte County has resumed its usual residential regular schedule. WM will collect only household garbage in carts and bags. Recycling, yard waste and bulk items will not be collected at this time. Commercial and roll off service has also resumed.
Charlotte County curbside collection has resumed. Regular household solid waste only. No recycling, vegetation, or construction and demolition will be collected until further notice. Before discarding refrigerators, remove all food items. Food being discarded should be bagged before going into solid waste bins. Mini-transfer facilities and the landfill remain closed at this time.

North Port garbage pickup and debris pickup has resumed. Recycling resumes normal schedule Oct. 12.

Charlotte County has three food and water distribution centers opened:

  • Muscle Car City Museum, 10175 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tringali Recreation Center, 3460 N Access Rd. Englewood, 8am-6pm

Charlotte County has three food and water distribution centers opened:

  • Muscle Car City Museum, 10175 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tringali Recreation Center, 3460 N Access Rd. Englewood, 8am-6pm


Southwest Florida International Airport has resumed public operations with a limited schedule.

Charlotte County Transit resumed operations on Tuesday. To make a reservation call 941-575-4000.


A Disaster Medical Assistance Team has been deployed to North Port and will serve as a mobile health facility until further notice. The DMAT is located at Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41) and Sumter Blvd.

GoodRx is offering free telehealth services with code FL-CARE-100

University of Florida Veterinarians is offering free veterinary services. The daily service will run 9am-5pm daily from Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd. until further notice.

Click here for Verizon’s critical response updates.
Verizon is operating two emergency communication centers at the following locations:

  • Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL (open daily 10:00am – 6:00pm)
  • 2525 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL (open daily 8:00am – 5:00pm)

Mobile Wi-Fi stations and laptops for public use are available at:

  • Family Services Center, 21500 Gibralter Drive, Port Charlotte, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park, 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood, (near the skate park), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Mid County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.