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Post-Hurricane Insurance

FORT MYERS, Fla. As essential services are restored to residents of Southwest Florida, questions will eventually evolve to insurance related issues dealing with...

Healthy hurricane preparation

By NCH Healthcare System CEO & President Allen Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP, FACR Staying healthy, no matter what is happening in our environment, can be...

Preparing your family

Some disasters strike without any warning, and family members may not all be in the same place. How will you get in touch with each...

Preparing your home

Do-It-Yourself Home Preparations: Windows, Doors, Roof Protect all windows, doors, garage door and roof. Electricity Unplug appliances – especially television sets – and turn o electricity (except refrigerator)...

10 questions for assisted living/nursing care facilities

From the Lee County Department of Public Safety: Does the facility have an approved Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan? If yes, may I see a...

People with disabilities and special needs

From the Lee County Department of Public Safety: Estimates vary, but as many as one in four people live with some type of disability. Sometimes signs...

Sheriff Scott: Know when to evacuate

By Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott Lee County is fortunate to have avoided the wrath of tropical storms for over a decade. We’ve had no...

Stock up on supplies NOW

Supplies are a critical part of every family’s health and safety and should be gathered well in advance of hurricane season each year. Once a...

Review your insurance

Insurance policy details are critical. As hurricane season approaches, it is important to review your policy. Remember: If Florida is under a hurricane watch...

Prepare your pets

By Brian Wierima Gulf Coast Humane Society Community Relations Coordinator When a hurricane is blowing in, Florida residents know firsthand how to be prepared and ready...

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