State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL): 1-800-342-3557
State Volunteer and Donations Hotline: 1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)
American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669)
Florida Power and Light: 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)
Lee County Electric Cooperative: 239-656-2300 or 800-599-2356
Florida Department of Elder Affairs: 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)
Storm Surge from the NOAA/National Weather Service
Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications.To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”
Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
Prepare before hurricane season starts. Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.
Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property.
Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors.
Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels.
Get Weather Ready During a Hurricane - NOAA
When there is no hurricane
Know your hurricane risk. Talk to your local emergency management agency.
Pre-registration is required for special needs shelters, as well as pet friendly shelters. Pets are allowed in only one storm shelter. Contact Domestic Animal Services Department for registration information at 239. 533.7387 Visit Special Needs Program Homepage.
Pre-registration is required for special needs shelters, as well as pet friendly shelters. Pets are allowed in only one storm shelter. Contact Domestic Animal Services Department for registration information at 239. 252.7387 Visit Special Needs Program Homepage.
Florida Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 9-NO-SCAM Under FL law, during a state of emergency it is illegal to sell essential commodities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price for that commodity. Call the hotline if you suspect price gouging.