FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Plan first and get flood insurance.Homeowner insurance policies do not cover flooding. The National Flood Insurance Program protects your home and belongin..
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- Charlotte county sustained a lot of damage after Hurricane Charley in 2004. Since, the county has rebuilt its Emergency Operations Center transformin..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- When a hurricane approaches your family needs to have a plan to deal with medical needs. If you use medical equipment that requires electricity make sure y..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Before a storm make sure your mobile or manufactured home is secured.Homeowners need to make sure their homes are anchored down because it's the law in Florida.&..
NORTH NAPLES, Fla.-- When the electricity goes out during a hurricane if you don't have a generator, you're out of luck. But if you have an alternative fuel source you may ne..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- When a storm strikes you need to make plans for other utilities around your house.First, know where to find your home's emergency water shut-off valve. If ..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The National Hurricane Center has made a few important changes you should know about this year. First, the way watches and warnings are issued is different..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- If you have pets you need to have a plan in place to keep them safe if a storm strikes. Pet shelters in Southwest Florida only accept dogs and cats and you..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- When we talk about generators we have to talk about safety. One of the biggest dangers when using a generator is carbon monoxide poisoning which is prevent..
ALVA, Fla.-- Back in 2004, a lot of people were unprepared for Hurricane Charley. Without electricity for days, people scrambled to get their hands on generators, including..
TAMPA, Fla.-- Hurricane season begins June 1st and there are a number of people, besides meteorologists, who track the storms. But there's a team of what some might call "d..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- From hurricane shutters to your hurricane kit, getting ready for a storm doesn't have to break the bank.Savvy Southwest Florida shoppers know it doesn't get much..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Before the storm you should think about trying to get your homeowners hurricane insurance lowered.If you've had any work done on your home that would qualify you..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- In the lifetimes of many people here, three major hurricanes have roared off the warm waters of the Gulf and slammed right into Southwest Florida. Th..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- When Southwest Florida is in the forecast cone of a storm, evacuation orders may be issued and shelters may start to open. In that event, it's important to..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Here's what you need to know after the storm.Relief takes a while to get to a disaster area, so be prepared to survive on your own at least for the first 72 hour..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- When you think of first responders you may think: Emergency crews. But when it comes to hurricanes, think again. That's because when a storm strike..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- After the storm it's important to not mix debris.Garbage from your home needs to be separated from yard debris like palm fronds, shrubs and tree parts. Con..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Up-to-date information is key in any storm but when the power goes out you'll need to stay informed. You can still listen to WINK News on a battery operate..
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Helpful numbersLee County Emergency Management239-533-3622Collier Emergency Management239-252-3600Charlotte Emergency Management941-833-4000United WayLee, Hendry..