Posted: October 3, 2022
The Punta Gorda Police & Fire Departments are working hard to address the public safety needs of our city residents. We have been working around the clock to respond to calls for service, check on the welfare of our citizens, respond to medical calls, and deter criminal activity that will inevitability occur as a result of a natural disaster.
Both the police and fire departments have all personnel working without days off to ensure we can address the needs of our community in this very difficult time. We would like to remind you to be good neighbors by checking on each other. Be patient. Resources are limited and there will be long lines.
As power is restored, many businesses will be able to re-open including gas stations, so it will get better. If you do not need to be on the streets, please remain home to help workers restore our infrastructure. There is still a curfew in place, which will be strictly enforced and violators will be subject to arrest.
Many of our first responders have not been home or seen their families. They are working hard to keep you safe and we will continue to work hard throughout this trying time.
Be cognizant of scams and unethical people offering to repair your homes. You should use reputable licensed contractors. Contact our non-emergency number at 941-639-4111 if you have any questions about scams. Please do not run generator inside your home or any enclosed area.
We are all in this together and we are Punta Gorda strong!