Hurricane & Emergency Preparedness

Hurricanes and other catastrophic events have the potential to cause significant widespread damage to the Town. Having a regularly exercised plan of action that Town officials use in coordination with emergency management officials across Lee County and the region can be the difference between life and death for the citizens of this community. In addition, citizens can do their part to individually prepare for the impact of a hurricane or other emergency before the crisis occurs. Below are links to some publications to help yourself get prepared.

Lee County All Hazards Guide

Fort Myers Beach Fire District emergency preparedness guide 

Town of Fort Myers Beach emergency preparedness plan.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hurricane preparedness in the age of COVID-19.

Find lodging or a shelter that is offering a non-congregant setting or that is suitable to infectious or at risk individuals during an evacuation.


Hurricane Re-Entry Pass Application

Fort Myers Beach residents and business owners who are not registered for hurricane re-entry passes can submit anHurricane Re-Entry Passes are purple for residents and gold for businesses application. Residents will be allowed to receive up to two re-entry passes. Business owners will be allowed to receive three passes and property managers will receive one pass per five properties with a maximum of five.

If you currently have a PURPLE (resident) or YELLOW (business) re-entry pass from a prior year, these will be used for the 2020 Hurricane Season.  

If you do not have a previous year’s re-entry pass, applications for these passes are accepted at Town Hall, though the manner in which they are accepted has changed due to the impact of COVID-19. The application is online HERE. Please download it and fill it out and then call Town Hall at 239-765-0202 to make arrangements to drop the application off and receive the pass. 

Applicants must complete the application and supply supporting documents to receive a re-entry pass. To expedite the process, photo identification and proof of residency is required. The owner, tenant and business should have two of the following: driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration, utility bill, business tax bill, company letter, occupational license or lease.

Emergency Notification System

The Town uses the CODE RED notification system to warn residents, business owners, and property owners of emergencies, like hurricane evacuations or boil water notices. Emergency notifications will be sent three different ways: via a recorded message to a phone line, a text message to a cell phone, and/or a message to an email address. Residents, business owners, and property owners are encouraged to sign up with a home phone number, a cell phone number, and/or an email address.

To sign up for the emergency notification system, use the following link to fill out the registration form. 

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/75BFEEC9A6A5

Download the CODE RED Mobile Alert App: http://ecnetwork.com/mobile/getitnow.html

To be taken off the CODE RED list, use the following link http://ecnetwork.com/mobile/getitnow.html

If you need assistance to sign up, call Town Hall at 239-765-0202.

Resources

Emergency Preparedness for the Town of Fort Myers Beach 2019

CDC Guidelines for Hurricane Preparedness in the midst of COVID-19

Construction Site Plan for Severe Weather