public notice - county's local mitigation strategy


public notice - county's local mitigation strategy

When: Monday, September 19, 2016
2:00 pm

Where: Lee County Emergency Operations Center
2675 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905

PLEASE BE ADVISED that Lee County Emergency Management will hold a public meeting where concerns and comments will be heard in order to update the County's Local Mitigation Strategy.  The meeting will be held on Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center (2675 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905).

The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) establishes a plan to make the County safer from a variety of hazards and to reduce long term deaths and property damage. Federal rules require that local governments maintain a Local Mitigation Strategy to receive several types of disaster related assistance grants. Public comment is a federal requirement for plan approval.

Lee County Emergency Management encourages the public to view the draft version of the plan at the website:

Comments on the plan can be directed to: Lee Mayfield, Lee County Public Safety/Emergency Management, 239-533-0622,

Public input in the development of the Local Mitigation Strategy will ensure that the money is spent on mitigation projects that benefit the community most.  Lee County Emergency Management needs help in identifying places that are at risk to natural hazards and projects that could be carried out to mitigate the hazards. Hazard mitigation actions include: prevention, property protection, public education, natural resource protection, emergency services protection and structural projects.  Lee County Emergency Management is looking for mitigation project ideas.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate in the public hearing should contact Lee Mayfield, 239-533-0622, To ensure availability of services, please request accommodation as soon as possible but preferably five or more business days prior to the event. Persons using a TDD may contact Lee Mayfield through the Florida Relay Service, 711.