CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Florida National Guard traveled to Clewiston's
hard-hit mobile home parks to distribute aid this afternoon. At Tropical,
Foxbrier, Twin Lakes and Hooker's Point in addition to water and ice, will
be a limited amounty of tarps and toys for the kids.
Curfews are in effect for all of Clewiston from 9PM to 6AM and Hendry County
from 6PM to 6AM. The curfew for Hendry County, west of 833, including
Pioneer, has been relaxed to 10 PM to allow residents to conduct legitimate
recovery efforts. On October 31, Halloween only, the curfew will be relaxed
to 11PM. Law enforcement will be monitoring the situation closely. Business
are open in LaBelle, but Clewiston's electric and water problems prevent
Over 550 Hendry county homes are judged at this time as uninhabitable with
several hundred more that may be repairable. Most damage is in the eastern
portion of Hendry county. A boil water order is in effect for Clewiston.
All LaBelle area schools and School Board offices and departments are open
Monday, October 31. Clewiston schools are tentatively set to open Wednesday,
November 2nd. All Clewiston staff, faculty and department personnel must
report to work Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 31st , Nov. 1st. Power has been
restored to all school facilities. Major repairs are underway.
County government office will open Monday in LaBelle but remain closed in