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  • October 13, 2022

The city of Sanibel issued the following information from its community update on Oct. 12:
– Sanibel continues to have a curfew in effect between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
– The city has issued “Sanibel Guidance for Assisting Residents with LCEC Power Activation” for properties where flood waters may have affected a structure’s electrical system. To view the document, visit
– The city has issued “Sanibel Guidance for Construction-Related Work That May be Completed Without a Building Permit” to inform residents about work that may be completed without a building permit. To view the document, visit
– The city will issue guidance to residents concerning the “FEMA 50% Rule.” The rule relates to the National Flood Insurance Program that requires “substantially damaged” or “substantially improved” properties to comply fully with flood regulations if the improvements to the structure exceed 50 percent of the structure’s market value. Due to the complexity of the rule, the city will provide information and reference material to assist property owners whose property may have sustained “substantial damage” from Hurricane Ian.
– The district received two pallets of CO2 detectors. Residents can pick them up for free at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel.
– The district removed 20-25 electric vehicles from garages or under residences to prevent structure fires and further property damage.
– Hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles are designed to be safe in the water, even when fully submerged. However, submersion in water — especially salt water — can damage low- and high-voltage components, resulting in an electrical short and potential fire once the vehicle is no longer submerged.
– Any resident who left an electric vehicle in or near property is asked to contact Assistant Administrator Greta Fulkerson at [email protected] and provide the following information: name, phone number, address and type(s) of vehicle(s) on the property.
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