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Storm Season Prep

Hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30, and understanding your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and the wind is vital.

Below is a checklist of things to do before a major storm or hurricane develops:

  • Know your zone: Hurricane Evacuation Zones are no longer referenced by storm category but are now named by Hurricane Surge Evacuation Zones A/B/C/D/E. *Please note that Hurricane Surge Evacuation Zones are different than Flood Zones.
  • Put together an emergency kit and check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators, and storm shutters.
  • Write or review your family emergency plan: Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.
  • Be aware of Special Needs shelters: Lee County offers a Special Needs Program for those who live in a home and/or area that is not safe from storm surge or wind and have no other safe place to go. For more information and to register, visit Registrations must be renewed yearly and made early – registration must occur before Lee County enters the five-day forecast cone of a storm. 
  • Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
  • Know where to get your emergency information. Sign up for the AlertLee system ( to receive targeted emergency mass notifications from County officials. Follow the City, CCPD, and CCFD on social media. Monitor local media outlets. 

Remember, it only takes one event to devastate a community, so before a storm forms is the best time to get yourself and your family prepared.

Register for AlertLee
In partnership with the Lee County Government, the City encourages residents to sign up for AlertLee emergency notifications. AlertLee is an emergency notification system that allows registered users to receive telephone, text, and/or email alerts related to natural or man-made emergencies. 

Note: By opting in to weather notifications, you will be automatically enrolled for all emergency alerts, including but not limited to missing persons, evacuation notices, citywide boil water notices, fires or floods, and active shooter situations. If your contact information changes, please remember to log on and update it in the AlertLee system. The information entered will be used only for AlertLee notifications. There is no charge to register or to receive system alerts. For more details, visit

--> Click the links below for more Emergency Management information from the Cape Coral Fire Department:

* Personal Preparedness
* Know Your Zone
* Hurricanes
* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Friends & Family CPR

--> View the
2022 Lee County All Hazards Guide for more preparedness information.