After being forbidden for two days, residents, business owners and hired contractors in Fort Myers Beach were allowed to return on Wednesday.
Access to the beach was restricted on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th. During those days, emergency personnel worked on the beach. The only people allowed access to the beach were the ones removing debris and helping to restore utilities.
This schedule was implemented by officials in an effort to speed up Fort Myers Beach’s recovery process after Hurricane Ian.