Currently, there is no power at the Commons and Community Center or at any of the other Foundation facilities including North and South Beach. Some essential functions are maintained with generators, which include Foundation servers and therefore website access may be intermittent. Additionally, connections with Summit are still unstable which they are working diligently to rectify. Power is also an issue for them.
Collier County has issued a precautionary water advisory. As a precaution, the County advises that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
Foundation staff has been working diligently to clear areas of the berm and boardwalk and additional contractor support for assisting with large debris removal is scheduled to start tomorrow. Therefore, until further notice, all Foundation operations including tennis and other areas that may appear to be restored, are currently closed.
It’s also important to note that the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has issued a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the safety of its residents. Also, while driving, residents should treat dark (inoperable) intersections as four-way stops.
Yard debris placement
Place all Hurricane Irma-related yard debris curbside in the right-of-way as soon as possible. Place storm-related yard waste in a separate pile. Do not mix yard waste with household trash or construction/demolition debris. Do not put yard waste in recycling carts. Mixing yard waste with recyclables contaminates the materials causing the recycling to be treated as trash and sent to the landfill. Residents are reminded to be careful of where they place debris piles. Avoid blocking the road, driveways, sidewalks, mailboxes and access to fire hydrants. For more information, call Collier County Water Department at (239) 252-2380.
Currently not in Naples?
For those that are not back in the Naples area, resources remain scarce including availability of cell service, gas, ice and some grocery items. Restoration of power has been sporadic within Pelican Bay. However, some associations are reporting power and some with no power. Pelican Bay roads remain passable but are hazardous in some areas particularly for cyclists and walkers.
We will continue to monitor and produce any new updates via e-newsletter, website and push notifications pending internet being available. Members are strongly encouraged to continue using the resources on www.colliergov.net .