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Hurricane Guide 2022

WINK meteorologist talks hurricanes at civic meeting

Did you know that if you have no AA-sized batteries, you can use AAA batteries and tin foil instead? Did you know that just one inch of water in your home can cause $25,000 in damage? Did you know that if you live in a high rise, every 15 stories up you add a category to the hurricane ...

2022 Evacuation Zones and Public Shelters

Lee County Emergency Services has updated its Evacuation Zones and Public Shelters for 2022 and officials urge residents to learn their flood zone, map information and evacuation zone. Flooding Flood risk doesn’t stop at a line on a map. Flooding can happen for a variety of reasons, not ...

Hurricanes and flooding

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.  Peak hurricane season is between August and October.  Hurricanes are not just coastal problems.  They can affect residents along the major rivers and waterways in Southwest Florida to Lake Okeechobee.  There are specific ...

Emergency phone numbers

American Red Cross (Local Chapter) 239-278-3401 239-278-3401 Arson Alert Hotline 800-342-5869 800-342-5869 Blood Donor Centers 888-9-DONATE      -   Lee Memorial Blood Center 239-343-2333      -   Florida's Blood Centers 239-574-3170   Cape Coral Emergency ...

Apps and Social Media Tools for Lee County Government

Lee County Emergency Management delivers vital information through social media, the county website, and on apps. Please consider following. You can find the county's free hurricane preparedness video series on the Lee County YouTube channel or at ...

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

When the storm is approaching and quick action is needed: • Listen to your local Emergency Management office for specific boat evacuation instructions. • Do not stay aboard — remove your vessel from the water if possible. • Remove all moveable equipment: canvas, sails, dinghies, ...

What you need for a home disaster supply kit

Food and Sanitation • Bottled water (1 gallon per person per day) • Nonperishable food (for at least 3 - 7 days) • Cooler and ice for food and medications • Matches and a lighter • Camp stove or grill and pots and pans • Plastic dishes and eating utensils • Infant ...

Hurricanes any anytime storm event

In Florida, tornadoes are likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. from June through August. They can however occur at any time, often with no warning. When conditions are right for a tornado, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and loved ones. • Tornado sirens are not ...

Lee County’s special needs program

Lee County is committed to assisting residents whose health would quickly deteriorate in a public shelter during emergencies. The Special Needs Program is available to all Lee County residents at no cost. You can bring your dog or cat with you to a Special Medical Needs shelter. Who needs a ...