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Charlotte County Florida Issues Curfew From 9 PM Until 6 AM

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell and Punta Gorda Police Department Chief Pam Davis have enacted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all of Charlotte County, including the City of Punta Gorda, effective Tuesday, Sept. 28.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell and Punta Gorda Police Department Chief Pam Davis have enacted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all of Charlotte County, including the City of Punta Gorda, effective Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The curfew will be in place until further notice. Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor.

“I am enacting this curfew as a means of protecting the people and property of Charlotte County as it pertains to Hurricane Ian. As soon as it is safe to rescind this order, I will do so. Until that time, the only people that should be out on the roadways after hours are essential workers as they strive to assess and provide assistance to those who received damage caused by the storm,” states Sheriff Prummell.

“We are happy to partner with the Sheriff’s Office in establishing a curfew in the City of Punta Gorda for the safety of our citizens. This curfew will allow emergency responders to focus on post-storm rescue and recovery efforts,” adds Chief Pam Davis.

The curfew applies to all citizens (with exceptions of emergency personnel and those commuting to and from work).

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