LABELLE -- For the safety of residents and public safety personnel, Hendry County along with the Cities of LaBelle and Clewiston ask that residents do not leave their homes until notified it is safe to do so.
Tropical storm force winds are expected to continue throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
There have been many reports of downed power lines, downed traffic signals, and traffic signal outages county-wide due to Hurricane Ian.
Roads are not safe for travel at this time.
First responders and emergency personnel will be out to assess storm damage as soon as safely possible.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency local information, residents can call the United Way 211 Storm Hotline at 239-433-3900 for local information on storm resources.
Please continue to monitor the weather along with following Hendry County and Hendry County Emergency Management social media channels as well as local news stations for updates.
Residents are encouraged to text “HENDRYFLA” to 888777 to receive updates from Hendry County Emergency Management.