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Average hurricane season predicted

May 13, 2016 Meteorologists at Colorado State University are forecasting an “approximately average” Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2016. more »»

Preparation for storms key to Beach residents

May 13, 2016 In 1960, Fort Myers Beach stood directly in the eye of Hurricane Donna, a category 5 storm with winds reaching 160 mph. more »»

Cape Coral residents urged to begin planning for 2016 hurricane season

May 13, 2016 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 »»

Lee County Emergency Information

May 13, 2016 American Red Cross (Local Chapter) Normal Business: 278-3401 Emergency: 278-3401 Cape Coral Emergency Management Normal Business: 573-3022 Emergency: 911 Cape Coral Police Department (non... more »»

Sanibel Hurricane Reentry Pass Program provides orderly return

May 13, 2016 It is the City of Sanibel’s goal to return residents, property owners, and business owners back to the Island as quickly and safely as possible after an evacuation. more »»

Emergency public shelters

May 13, 2016 Emergency public shelters Cape Coral * Diplomat Elementary School, 1115 NE 16th Terrace * Diplomat Middle School, 1039 NE 16th Terrace * Island Coast High School, 2125 Del Navarra Parkway * Mariner... more »»

Shelter issues & pet-friendly shelters

May 13, 2016 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 13, 2016 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 »»

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

May 13, 2016 In 1971 civil engineer, Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Dr. Robert Simpson developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. more »»

Know the terms

May 13, 2016 Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a hurricane hazard: * Tropical Cyclone: A warm-core non-frontal synoptic-scale cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with... more »»

Hurricane Hazards

May 13, 2016 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 »»

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

May 13, 2016 Precautions for Boat Owners The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather is planning, preparation, and timely action. more »»

Plan. Prepare. Pass it on.

May 13, 2016 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 13, 2016 Prepare your Go-Kit Having a basic survival kit ready to sustain yourself and your family after an emergency is an essential part of preparation. more »»

Important Information for manufactured and mobile home residents

May 13, 2016 Safety is the most important part of storm preparedness. more »»

How strong is your house against the wind?

May 13, 2016 With sustained speeds of over 140 mph, wind is one of the most dramatic elements most people associate with hurricanes. more »»


May 13, 2016 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 »»

Drainage and stormwater

May 13, 2016 Lee County is interlaced with a system of canals, ditches, and waterways that serve to direct the flow of stormwater. more »»

Roof repair tips

May 13, 2016 While waiting for licensed contractors, there are temporary remedies for leaks. more »»

Cleaning up after a flood

May 13, 2016 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 »»



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