The risks that we face in Southwest Florida are as much a part of our lives as driving to work, walking on the beach or surviving another winter tourist season. If we are not prepared to protect our lives and property, the cost can be devastating. This link has details about Lee County Emergency Evacuation Routes, Family Evacuation Planning, Recommended Emergency Supplies Checklists, Hurricane Preparation Guide, and many other important information.
Island residents interested in finding useful information and training to help in an emergency can find resources, training and information about the CERT Program. CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.