Before the storm

Know when to evacuate

Don’t be lulled into a sense of false security: Now is the time to set a plan before the next major hurricane hits Southwest...

Prepare your pets

When a hurricane is blowing in, Florida residents know firsthand how to be prepared and ready for almost anything the wind and rain brings....

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...

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...
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Stock up on emergency supplies before hurricane season

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...

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...

SWFL shelter information

If an evacuation order has been issued, officials stress that you make every effort to leave the area. If you must go to a shelter,...

Healthy hurricane preparation

Staying healthy, no matter what is happening in our environment, can be challenging particularly if we are stressed by nature in the form of...

Prepare your boat

Southwest Florida, with its inland waterways and profusion of land slightly above sea-level, presents a particular vulnerability for boats during tropical storms and hurricanes. The...

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...

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