Flood hazards are a concern and a reality in Southwest Florida. For some residents, flooding only becomes a worry when a tropical disturbance nearby will produce an extensive amount of rainfall. But for residents who live in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), a rainstorm that goes on for an extended period of time can be a cause for concern.

​The Lee County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Joint Unified Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) for Lee County, Florida in February 2007. Ordinance 07-20 required the formation of a Disaster Advisory Council to effect the goals and objectives of the LMS. This strategy also serves as the County's floodplain management plan, and documents progress made on these goals and objectives. It was prepared by the County's Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator. View Lee County Floodplain Management Action Plan Status Report

Where can I find more information for Lee County?

​Lee County Department of Public Safety-Emergency Management Division​239-533-0622
​Bonita Springs City Hall ​239-949-6262
​Cape Coral Department of Community Development ​239-574-0566
​Cape Coral Emergency Operations Center​239-574-0401
​Fort Myers Department of Community Development ​239-321-7900
​Fort Myers Beach Town Hall​239-765-0202
Lee County Department of Community Development ​239-533-8585
​Sanibel Building Department​239-472-4555

Additional Resources

​National Flood Insurance Program​800-379-9531
​South Florida Water Management District​239-338-2936

​Florida Department of Environmental Protection

​U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ​239-334-1975