Be aware, when people on the island encounter law enforcement, they may be asked for documentation. Be aware of the following:

• Residents should have a driver’s license, utility bill, lease or other proof of residency with them.

• Supply vendors – such as those with water, fuel and groceries – will need to present an Emergency Operations Center-issued mission number.

• Supply vendors – such as those with water, fuel and groceries – will need to present an Emergency Operations Center-issued mission number.

Lee County would like to share with the public an update related to access to the Matlacha-Pine Island area.

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The following is from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office:

source:foxnews

In the interest of rebuilding Matlacha-Pine Island as quickly as possible, today LCSO is removing processes that slowed westbound traffic Thursday

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Those processes reduced the efficiently of rebuilding the infrastructure of the island for residents in need.

However, residents should not be concerned about safety or property, as LCSO has reallocated additional resources to the island for the protection of life and property beginning immediately

LCSO will also coordinate with its multi-jurisdictional law enforcement partners to further enhance safety for Pine Island residents.