The city of Marco Island continues its efforts to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Ian.
One of the most pressing issues facing the city is the lack of power, with over 120 homes still being served by temporary electricity. To address this issue, city staff members will be meeting with Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) to determine if there are options for temporary lighting.
The storm surge from Hurricane Ian overwhelmed the underground streetlight infrastructure, causing widespread power outages. While LCEC is working to fix the issue, the restoration of power to residents remains the top priority. This means that the restoration of the streetlights may take longer, as resources are being directed toward restoring power to residents.
LCEC is also working on restoring power to other affected communities in the area, including Sanibel, Pine Island, and Cape Coral. This has put additional strain on the resources of the electric cooperative, further delaying the restoration of streetlights in Marco Island.
According to LCEC, the restoration of the San Marco Road streetlights is expected to take months, and the city is urging residents to remain patient and understanding during this difficult time. In the meantime, the city is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of residents, such as increasing police patrols in affected areas.
Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to Marco Island and the surrounding communities, and the road to recovery will be long and challenging. However, with the cooperation and support of residents, the city is determined to overcome the obstacles and return to a state of normalcy.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the restoration of power in Marco Island, please contact LCEC. The electric cooperative is committed to restoring power as quickly and safely as possible to those affected by Hurricane Ian.