The arrival of Hurricane Irma in Lee County on Sept. 10, 2017, had both immediate and long-lasting impacts on the community. As the one-year anniversary of the storm approaches, here is a recap of some of those effects, as well as the local response and efforts to mitigate future storm impacts. [ read more ]
Video: Hurricane irma - Lee County One Year Later
Hurricane Season Information
Take steps now to get together the basics (water, food, supplies) to be ready for the next big storm. Find a list from Lee County Emergency Management of “Go” Kit items and discover what you should have ready.
All Hazards Guide (available in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole)
Review the 2018 Lee County Emergency Management All Hazards Guide. The information provided offers guidance from storm preparation, home and property safety, shelter information, the evacuation process, and emergency contact numbers.
For questions about the assessment reports or to Report drainage problems or debris in canals and waterways, contact us online or by phone at 239-533-9400
Do You Need Help?
People in need of non-emergency help or who have questions can call 2-1-1 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Several agencies are assisting with aid in the area. Lee County Human & Veteran Services, United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Catholic Charities and more. For a full list of organizations, go to
FEMA information related to Hurricane Irma.
The Lee County Community Development Department's Building Division is helping people seeking
permits for recovery repairs and rebuilding. Lobby hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Phone lines are open 7:30am to 4:30pm weekdays - 239-533-8329.
All hurricane damage-related permit fees are being assessed the minimum fee regardless of their scope. All contractors seeking permits must be registered in Florida and Lee County and must provide proof of license and liability insurance.
Recovery Plan Progress