Florida city to ban beer sales during state of emergency

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. (WFLA) – No more hurricane parties for you! A new ordinance could ban beer sales before a hurricane. 

The city said the change is to help keep the public safe during a local state of emergency. 

It is also designed to keep beer delivery trucks and drunk drivers off the road.

The city is already able to suspend liquor and wine sales. The new proposal would add beer to the list.

During Hurricane Irma, Cape Coral suspended alcohol sales one day before the storm made landfall in Florida. But, it didn’t include beer at the time. 

City officials said they reviewed similar ordinances in 60 other cities before deciding to push for the change.

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