Lee County declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County officials declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Elsa makes its way along the coast.
Lee County Commission Chairman Kevin Ruane made the announcement in a press conference around 3 p.m.
Officials said the state of emergency will last a maximum of one week and make federal funding available that would allow FEMA to pay for potential damage from Elsa.
Lee County government offices and facilities closed at 2 p.m. to non-essential employees.
LeeTran will stop operating busses at 5 p.m., commissioners announced in Tuesday’s press conference.
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