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
Hurricane Re-Entry Pass Application
Fort Myers Beach residents and business owners who are not registered for hurricane re-entry passes can submit an 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.
PURPLE (residential) or YELLOW (business) re-entry passes, even though they are dated from previous years, will be VALID for this hurricane season.
If you do not have a previous year's re-entry pass, applications for these passes are accepted at Town Hall. Fill out the application, download it and print it out, then come by Town Hall at 2525 Estero Boulevard to drop the application and receive the pass.
The application is required to receive a re-entry pass as well as supporting documents. Photo identification and proof of residency are 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.
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.