Hurricane Irma

A FEMA Help Center opens in Bonita Springs. The help center is located at 26738 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs. The center will be open 9:00am-7:00pm Monday through Saturday and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday. This schedule is subject to change based on FEMA’s assessment.

The center will serve both Lee County and Collier County. Residents are encouraged to visit the DRC to meet with FEMA representatives, file applications and ask questions.

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Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Save the date for an upcoming U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties meeting on Tuesday, April 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bonita Springs Chapel, 20601 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero, FL 33928. We are interested in hearing about the experiences of community members with disabilities and others during Hurricane Irma in Florida. Hearing about these experiences helps in our efforts to improve preparedness, response, and recovery in future disasters for all communities. Click Here for the Flyer

Financial Preparedness Important for Floridians: When disaster strikes, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery. DR-4337-FL NR 176 Financial Preparedness Important for Disaster Survivor…

Hotel Stays Extended Through Feb. 10 for Eligible Hurricane Irma Survivors: Eligible Hurricane Irma survivors receiving Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Click Here

The deadline for Hurricane Irma survivors in all 48 designated Florida counties to register for FEMA individual disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 24, 2017. – Click Here for more Information

Public Truck Zone Map
As of 12/4/2017 8:35 am the Total debris cleaned up is yd3523,891 


Irma Flood Map


Irma Initial Structural Damage

Debris sites being used for city debris removal operations. Please note: These are not self haul sites.
The City of Bonita has identified two sites for the debris in order to meet the challenge of removing this large amount of debris. The more sites the drivers have to dump debris, the quicker the process.
The city continues to look for opportunities for sites throughout the city. The city has identified sites at Tower Rd. and a lot south of River Park. These sites give the city west and east locations.
These sites are for horticultural debris only, items like trees and branches. The construction and demo debris, roofs etc. is taken straight to a waste transfer site in Naples.

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For information on self-haul debris locations please visit:

Hurricane Clean Up – Separating Your Debris

What is the difference between storm-related debris and regular household trash?
Storm debris includes any trees, tree limbs and shrubs that went down in the hurricane. Regular household trash is what you would throw away in a typical week.

When will the storm debris be collected from my curb and what should I do to prepare?
There is no schedule for when storm debris will be collected from your neighborhood, but be assured that it will. Cleanup efforts take time.

When will my regular household collections resume?
Regular collections of garbage, recycling and your normal weekly yard waste resume as soon as it is safe for collection crews to do so.

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Local Charities
The City has met with local charities to make sure there is a continued coordinated response effort. There are many charities assisting in Bonita Springs and Lee County. For assistance, please call  Bonita Springs Assistance Office at (239) 992-3034.

The following charities attended the city coordinated meetings, the Bonita Assistance Office, Bonita Springs Rotary, Bonita Springs Lion’s Club, Red Cross, Samaritans Purse, First Presbyterian Church, Love Inc., We Care, and the Summit Church. The United Way and Harry Chapin Food Bank are also within all of Lee County.

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Do You Need Help?
People in need of non-emergency help or who have questions can call 2-1-1 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Several agencies are assisting with aid in the area. Lee County Human & Veteran Services, United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Catholic Charities and more. For a full list of organizations, go to

Find additional FEMA information related to Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Documents
For storm related documents and resolutions please visit: This page includes documents related to the Declaration of Emergency.

City of Bonita Springs Flood Reduction Project

Legislative storm funding priorities short list 2018

Haitian Notice to be posted in public accessible locations within the Ci…

FEMA Informational Downloads/Flyers

Mr. Jim Beever’s report on Hurricane Irma and Flooding in Bonita Springs