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Think of your furry friends when hurricane approaches

September 5, 2017 Think of your furry friends when hurricane approaches, officials at the Gulf Coast Humane Society advise. more »»

Below average hurricane season predicted

May 15, 2017 Researchers at Colorado State University released a forecast for a below average hurricane season for 2017, which starts on June 1. The hurricane research center, founded and led by the late Dr. more »»

Preparing on Fort Myers Beach: ‘planning, planning, planning’

May 15, 2017 Unlike other areas of Lee County, a storm event doesn't have to be huge to have a huge impact. more »»

Sanibel and Captiva prepare for this year’s hurricane season

May 15, 2017 With hurricane season approaching there are many steps Sanibel and Captiva residents can take to ensure they practice safety if an evacuation were to take plac. more »»

Cape Coral residents urged to begin planning for 2017 hurricane season

May 15, 2017 With hurricane season set to kick off, the city of Cape Coral encourages residents to prepare. Hurricane season is recognized as June 1 through Nov. 30. more »»

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

May 15, 2017 In 1971 civil engineer, Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Dr. Robert Simpson developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. more »»

Emergency Public Shelters

May 15, 2017 **Be Advised: We will NOT open all of these shelters during any single event. The opening of shelters is dependent upon the nature of each specific event. more »»

Shelter Issues & Pet-Friendly Shelters

May 15, 2017 Shelter space There is a substantial shelter space deficit throughout Southwest Florida. Anyone with a safe place to go should plan to use that location instead of a public shelter. more »»

People with disabilities and special needs

May 15, 2017 Estimates vary, but as many as one in four people live with some type of disability. Sometimes signs are obvious, such as a wheelchair, a guide dog or a cane. more »»

10 Questions for Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Care Facilities

May 15, 2017 1. Does the facility have an approved Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan? If yes, may I see a copy of the approval letter? If no, ask them why, as it is required. 2. more »»

Hurricane hazards

May 15, 2017 Living in Southwest Florida means that each year from June 1 through Nov. 30, residents are at risk of being impacted by a hurricane. more »»

Plan. Prepare. Pass it on.

May 15, 2017 Each spring the clock “springs forward” one hour, batteries get changed in smoke detectors and we scramble to file our taxes on tim. more »»

Prepare an all-hazards supply kit

May 15, 2017 Having a basic survival kit ready to sustain yourself and your family after an emergency is an essential part of preparatio. more »»

Important information for manufactured and mobile home residents

May 15, 2017 Safety is the most important part of storm preparedness. more »»

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

May 15, 2017 The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather is planning, preparation, and timely action. The following precautions and checklists are meant as guidelines only. more »»


May 15, 2017 -- What is the risk of flooding in Lee County? * In Lee County, flood risk generally results from coastal wave surge from tropical storms and hurricanes. more »»

Cleaning up after a flood

May 15, 2017 When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause... more »»

Generator use and safety precautions

May 15, 2017 When the power goes off, many residents turn to emergency generators to power refrigerators, freezers, lights, fans and other appliances. If you use a generator, extreme caution is required. more »»

How strong is your house against the wind?

May 15, 2017 With sustained speeds of over 140 mph, wind is one of the most dramatic elements most people associate with hurricanes. more »»

After the storm

May 15, 2017 After major storms our lives can change drastically. These disasters affect everyone. Relief supplies and other aid will be arriving as quickly as possible, but may take several days. more »»



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