Flood Assessment Reports
Lee County is pleased to announce the Phase 2 Initial Flooding Assessment Project reports are done and available to the public. Here you will find the PowerPoint presentation that staff prepared for the March 6, 2018, Lee Board of County Commissioners' work session, an executive summary of the reports, maps depicting assessment observations, and the reports with their backup data.
Presentation to Commissioners (3/6/18)
Lee County experienced two major rainfall events during the summer of 2017, the events being spaced at an approximated two weeks apart. A major event occurred between August 25 through 27, first known as Invest 92L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) with many areas in south Lee County getting 10 to 12 inches or more of rainfall in a three-day period, with smaller pockets having higher amounts. Hurricane Irma followed on September 10, which delivered another 6 to 10 inches in most county areas in one day with higher amounts in the eastern portion of Lee County, according to NEXRAD and local rainfall data. The back-to-back events within two weeks did not allow sufficient time for most areas to recover from the late August storm, nor to allow sufficient time for clean-up operations to be completed. Subsequently, the Irma event produced higher flood-water levels in many areas than did the late August event due to the already saturated conditions. More...
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.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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
Volume of Debris Collected
Every day, Lee County receives reports from our debris collection monitor, Thompson Consulting Services, showing the volume of debris collected at each temporary debris collection site. Initial collection started September 16, 2017.
As of 12/12/2017 the total debris collection in Lee County, including all municipalities was 3,027,708 cubic yards of debris. The charts below present debris collection data in unincorporated Lee County.