SWFL Hurricane Emergency Guide

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Southwest Florida Hurricane Emergency Guide  for Home Owners

Food Service Emergency Supply Checklist

  • Drinking water (one gallon per day per person for seven days)
  • Non-perishable food and manual can opener
  • Disposable Plates, cups and cutlery
  • Cooler for food storage (with wheels making it easy to move)
  • Plastic wrap, zip lock bags, and garbage bags
  • Freeze water in jugs or zip lock bags to keep food cold
  • Store foil pouch products or instant foods 

Basic Safety Equipment Checklist

  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • First aid kit and instruction book
  • Landline telephone (does not require electricity or batteries)
  • Battery powered television, radio and clock (with extra batteries)
  • Flashlights or LED flashlights (with extra batteries)
  • Chemical light sticks (to replace candles)
  • Whistle (to signal for help if needed)

Important Quick Links


Lee County is surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning natural attractions, making it a favorite tourist destination, and vacation homes. But amidst this paradise, it is vulnerable to storms and hurricanes. 

Once you move and settle in Southwest Florida, creating a family emergency plan is a must. The local government and agencies have been experiencing different weather conditions, and they were able to create a hazard guide in preparation for the next emergency.


Find My SWFL Evacuation Zone:   leegis.maps.arcgis.com
Emergency Services Lee County:     leegov.com
Track The Storm:     nhc.noaa.gov
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT):     ready.gov/citizen-corps
Department of Financial Services (Insurance):     myfloridacfo.com
Florida Lightning Safety:     weather.gov/safety/lightning
Mobile or Manufactured Home Residents:     flhsmv.gov/live_traffic_feed.html
StormReady:     weather.gov/stormready
Southwest Florida Public Shelters:     leegov.com/publicshelters
Pet Lodging:     petswelcome.com


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