LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

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Hurricane Repair

Hurricane Repair

Assessing damage to your home or business following Hurricane Ian

LCEC urges customers remaining without power to inspect damage to their home or business as a result of Hurricane Ian. It is essential to understand what LCEC is responsible for and what the customer is responsible for.

Use caution and be aware of possible downed power lines. Visually inspect the electric facilities that bring power into your home or business. This includes the weather head, the riser conduit that covers the wires, and the meter can. If there is damage, a licensed electrician must make repairs. If water has entered the home through flooding or rainwater seeping into the walls around electric wiring, a licensed electrician should inspect to determine potential damage. You can complete the form below if you need your service line disconnected for repairs.

Click Here to Go To The Hurricane Repair and Reconnection Request Form

If overhead electric lines power the home or business, keep the following in mind when inspecting and planning for repairs:

LCEC is responsible for:

  • Service drop – these are the wires running from our pole to your home
  • Electric meter – this device measures your electricity usage in kilowatt-hours

Customers own and are responsible for repairing:

  • Weatherhead and insulator – this is located where our electric lines connect to your home.
  • Service entrance cable – this wire extends from your weatherhead to the meter and from the meter to the fuse box or circuit breaker.
  • Meter can – your electric meter is mounted in this box.
  • Fuse box and circuit breaker box – this is the service panel that houses your fuses or circuit breaker.
  • Wiring – this is the interior wiring that moves electricity through your home

It is important to remember that:

  • Restoring power to damaged facilities could cause a fire.
  • LCEC repairs damage to the electric grid facilities and electric meters. Customers are responsible for repairs to the meter box, including pipes and wires coming into and out of the box as well as the house.
  • If your home or business has structural damage or water intrusion, turn off your electricity at the breaker panel.

Customers and line workers alike plan an important role in the safety and reliability of electric service. For restoration updates, safety tips and more, visit lcec.net.

To read more about LCEC’s requirements for residential, commercial, and industrial self-contained and instrument transformer-rated metered services, read the full Electric Service and Meter Requirements Handbook.

Permitting Websites:

City of Sanibel

Buildings where electrical equipment was flooded or damaged by Hurricane Ian, or that have been notified by LCEC that a city inspection is required to obtain power, are required to follow the below steps for the city to notify LCEC that power may be restored:

All Commercial, Multi-Family, and Single-Family homes with an electrical service greater than 600 amps require a licensed Florida engineer to provide an inspection and approval of the existing electrical equipment.

  • If undamaged, please provide the approved for power engineer report to the city at the following email addresses.
  • If damaged, a licensed electrical contractor must make the required repairs and then have an engineer reinspect and provide the approved for power engineer report to the city at the following email addresses.
  • Once the approved for power report is received, the city will notify LCEC power may be restored.

All Commercial, Multi-Family, and Single-Family homes with an electrical service less than 600 amps require an electrical contractor is required to provide an inspection and approval of the existing electrical equipment.

  • If undamaged, please provide the contractors approved for power report to the city at the following email addresses.
  • If damaged a licensed electrical contractor must make the required repairs and then contact the city at the following email addresses to schedule an inspection.
  • Once the inspection passes, the city will notify LCEC power may be restored.

To read the full guidance, including a list of licensed electrical contractors, please click here.

LCEC has provided information to help customers understand what LCEC is responsible for and what the customer is responsible for. Please click here for more details.

Please click the hyperlink to access the Post Hurricane Ian Electrical Safety Inspection form for Engineers.

Please click the hyperlink to access the Post Hurricane Ian Electrical Safety Inspection form for Contractors.

To submit the Post Hurricane Ian Electrical Safety Inspection form, please upload and email to IanPowerAffidavit@mysanibel.com.

Questions may be directed to Holly Vetter by email to IanElectric@mysanibel.com

City of Cape Coral Emergency Permitting Procedures

Temporary Office Hours and Location Information

Effective Date: October 11, 2022

Location: Cape Coral City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990
Services: Permitting, Plan Review, and Building Inspections
Hours: Six days per week, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday

Permitting Information

The first phase of the Disaster Recovery procedures focuses on helping residents and business owners obtain the necessary permits and inspections to correct the damage to their current inhabitable homes and businesses, with expedited permitting and review. Permitting related to storm damage will be given priority over the processing of other work.

Inspections Information

It will be the responsibility of the Contractor or Owner-Builder to request the required inspections, based on the approved scope of work.

Inspections may be scheduled if the work is in relation to Hurricane Damage by calling 239-574-0555 or emailing ianpermits@capecoral.gov.

https://www.capecoral.gov/department/community_development/permitting/index.php

Charlotte County Emergency Permitting Proc

Residential/Business:

During business hours of the permitting office: customer must apply for permit and a passed/completed inspection

After-hours: customer must apply for permit and customer has 72 hours to schedule and pass inspection

Agricultural is exempt

https://cvportal.colliercountyfl.gov/cityviewweb

Lee County Emergency Permitting Procedure

Temporary Office Hours and Location Information
Office Location: 2115 Second St, Fort Myers FL, 33901

Services Provided for Building Permitting, Building Inspections, and Contractor Licensing:

Office Hours: 7 days a week, 9am-4pm (Beginning Wednesday 10/5/2022)

Permitting Information

The first phase of the Disaster Recovery procedures focuses on helping residents and business owners obtain the necessary permits and inspections to correct the damage to their current inhabitable homes and businesses, with expedited permitting and review. Certain permitting projects related to storm damage will be given priority over the processing of other work.

For a list of Record Types currently being permitted as part of Phase 1 of Disaster Recovery and for information related to the permitting requirements for each Record Type, please review the Disaster Recovery Permitting Requirements document.

https://www.leegov.com/dcd/BldPermitServ/AppsProcd/EmergProcd

Hendry County Emergency Permitting Procedure

Residential/Business:

During business hours of the permitting office: customer must apply for permit and/or a passed/completed inspection or “okay to reconnect” approval from county

After-hours: Customer is provided 72 business hours to apply for an permit and passed inspection

Agricultural repairs must apply for an agricultural exempt form and approval by county.

https://www.hendryfla.net/building_code_enforcement/index.php

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