Hurricane season began on June 1 and lasts through November 30. Be prepared!
Making an evacuation plan and stocking enough food, water and supplies to last for at least seven days after a storm are critical steps to take now. Packing insurance and other important documents along with clothes and personal items is another good step.
Also important is to stay connected to the ways that you will receive urgent news and information from the various agencies managing the emergency. These are the six ways that the Town recommends:
- Sign up to receive alerts from the Lee County Emergency Operations Center: https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/plan/eoc
- Sign up for alerts from the Town of Fort Myers Beach Code Red system: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/75BFEEC9A6A5
- Sign up to receive text and/or email alerts as they are posted on the Town of Fort Myers Beach website homepage during an emergency: https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/list.aspx
- Monitor the Town's Facebook and Twitter social media outlets: https://www.facebook.com/TownofFortMyersBeach and https://twitter.com/TownofFMB
- Monitor local media and their social media outlets.
- Monitor the social media outlets of Lee County Government, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fort Myers Beach Fire District. https://www.facebook.com/leecountyflbocc and https://www.facebook.com/sheriffleefl and https://www.facebook.com/fortmyersbeachfire