Wednesday June 15, 2022

SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS

Since the beginning of the pandemic, issues with the supply chain have impacted just about every industry across the world. 

And Supply chain problems continue to impact the shelves at some local grocery stores, causing a shortage of a variety of items.

Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous said deliveries are being made to stores daily, so shoppers shouldn’t start to “panic buy” like at the start of the pandemic.

While the shortages are widespread, they continue impacting many industries in many parts of the country.

Hendry county officials say they are seeing a shortage of cement. 

Engineer Shane Parker and Commissioner Carson Turner discussed the issue at a recent meeting – stating that the county is having trouble getting cement, as is the rest of the country

Experts say Florida is in a solid position, Across the state, businesses aren’t seeing the same congestion as they do on the in other parts of the country. Experts state that Florida’s industries and growth put it in a unique position. 

The US house approved the protecting our Kids Act in response to the Texas school shooting as well as the other mass shootings that happened recently. 

LOCAL CONGRESSMAN OPPOSED TO GUN BILL

Our local congressman Greg Steube was opposed. 

He says guns are not causing the violence but a decline in the traditional American family.

He stresses that the lack of a “Father Figure” in the home is a problem that both sides need to look at.

A bi-partisan group of Senators reached a compromise on gun legislation. 

It provides more resources for mental health, suicide prevention, and prevents those with mental illness from purchasing firearms. 

MOST DEADLY ROAD IN LEE COUNTY

One stretch of highway in Lee County has the highest number of deadly crashes in Southwest Florida.

The major factor is speed along just two miles of Business 41 in North Fort Myers where the crashes happen.

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) district one safety manager Keith Robbins explained the combination of drivers speeding and the high volume of traffic is a factor.

“Lee County has our number one corridor for fatalities in our district and our counties cover 12 districts of Southwest Florida,” Robbins said

Data from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website shows an average of 100-deadly crashes a year in Lee County from 2019 to 2021.

That’s about two a week, far more than neighboring counties.

From 2019 to 2021, Collier has 40 deadly crashes a year and Charlotte had onl25.

Robbins says the high number of crashes in North Fort Myers sparked the attention of FDOT.

When looking at the average, annual daily traffic (AADT) for the area, it averaged about 43,000 drivers last year.

The target speed limit is what FDOT is currently looking into by examining the conditions of the road to find an alternative speed.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrol the area. And FDOT are trying to help the department as much as they can.

PUBLIC BOATER SAFETY EVENT

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will be hosting a Public Boater Safety Event On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, (weather permitting), at the LaBelle Boat Ramp.

 Members of the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will be available to offer free boat inspections, provide education on boat safety, and answer any questions the public may have. They are looking forward to the opportunity to meet and speak with our recreational boaters.  they want to be certain you have a fun and safe summer on the water.

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