Hometown News spoke with Smiths Falls Councillor John Maloney earlier today from North Fort Myers, Florida where he and his wife Maria have settled in to weather out hurricane Irma. “We could not get out as there was no gas and the roads were bumper to bumper. It did not look like we were going to get it that bad but it changes every hour” said Maloney. “It is not much fun but my wife is a rock and we have a canoe” jokes Maloney.
At the time of our conversation, Maloney indicated that the power was out and he needed to reserve the battery life on his phone. On Facebook Maloney said “Phone off will post tomorrow morning”
As of 5pm est the eye of hurricane Irma was centered over Naples Florida, just south of Fort Meyers.