Drainage Systems Require Maintenance
Lee County is interlaced with a system of canals, ditches,
and waterways that serve to direct the flow of floodwater. It is most important
that these elements of the floodwater drainage system be kept clear of debris
and trash that could impede the flow of water during a flood situation.
To report drainage problems in incorporated areas call your
city Public Works. In unincorporated Lee County, Call Lee County DOT at
239-533-9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 5:30 pm and on weekends call 239-533-3626.
Dumping of debris and trash
in the drainage system or alteration of the channels is prohibited. Violators
should be reported to law enforcement or public works officials.
Further information on flood mitigation
techniques, such as flood proofing and elevation can also be found at the
website for the Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov/hazus/prevent-disaster-losses.