After-Action Report

The Lee County Hurricane Ian After-Action Report is a review of the County’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts. The scope of the After-Action Report focuses on countywide operations and does not cover department-specific operations pertaining to Hurricane Ian. Observations and recommendations in the report are intended to contribute to Lee County’s preparedness and readiness for future storm events.

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  • Hurricane Ian made landfall on Cayo Costa, a Lee County barrier island, at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 as a Category 4 hurricane. 

  • With $112 billion in damages, it is the third costliest hurricane to date to make landfall in the United States behind Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Hurricane Harvey (2017).

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  • The After-Action Report focuses on broad, policy-level issues or operational problems encountered as a result of the impact of Hurricane Ian. 

  • Due to the size and scope of the disaster
          • it is not meant to include all operational and or departmental challenges
          • it does not document County department-level issues, adjustments and improvements taken during or after the event.


  • The report includes an executive summary, an overview of the storm with a timeline and a by-the-numbers look at the response.

  • The report was produced by a third-party vendor for the county, Hagerty Consulting, which held stakeholder and staff interviews during a 10-month period.

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