To the Residents and Visitors of Southwest Florida,

The 2019 Hurricane Season is upon us and just like every year, we don't know exactly how it will impact us here in Southwest Florida.  We do know that the better prepared we are, the faster we will recover as a community.

This All Hazards Guide will walk you through how to best prepare for all types of disasters we could face here in Lee County. Whether it be natural or manmade hazards, use the information in these pages to better prepare your family, your home and your business.

Create a simple Family Emergency Plan at, build a Disaster Supply Kit for when you might have to evacuate or shelter at home, and know where to go to get potentially lifesaving information before and after a disaster. This guide will help you do all of these things and more.

Responding to and recovering from a disaster is truly a whole community effort and is everyone's responsibility.  At Lee County Public Safety we ask that you and your family do your part by creating a "Culture of Preparedness" at home, and share this information with your friends and neighbors. By planning ahead, you can be sure that your stress level will be lower, outcomes better and that you will recover more quickly.

Thank you and be prepared,

Lee Mayfield, Director
Lee County Emergency Management
2675 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 533-0622