Hurricane Preparedness

 

Lee County Emergency Management handles emergency messaging for the City Bonita Springs, we encourage all residents to visit www.leeeoc.com for more information about how to stay informed during emergencies.

During emergencies or larger disasters it is important that residents and visitors stay informed. Lee County Emergency Management has multiple ways for you to get the most updated disaster-related information. Check out the links below and make sure you are subscribe today and are prepared when disaster strikes.

  • Visit: http://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/alerts to sign up for emergency messaging notification today! Lee County Emergency Messaging notifications systems include CodeRED- a FREE Lee County service by which residents and businesses are notified via telephone, text, and/or email regarding emergencies or critical protective actions required to safeguard life and property. Also, LeeAlert is FREE app available for iPhones and Androids.
  • Integrated Public Alert Warning System

​Lee County Public Safety is a FEMA Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) Alerting Authority. We can utilize the IPAWS to alert and warn Lee County residents and visitors about serious emergencies through various means, including the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio. See FEMA’s IPAWS website for more information. Visit: www.fema.gov/integrated-public-alert-warning-system

  • Schedule a Seminar

Lee County Emergency Management provides educational seminars on Emergency Preparedness and Hurricane Preparedness as part of our goal to create a safer and better prepared community.  Seminars are conducted year-round for groups of generally 100 ​or more people. They are free of charge and have no advertising. Electronic submittals are limited to locations in Lee County.

Three ways to schedule a seminar:

  1. Online: Complete the Schedule a Seminar Form and click the “Submit” button.
  2. Fax: Open the Schedule a Seminar Form, click the “Print” button, then return by fax to 239-477-3636.
  3. Telephone: Call 239-533-0622.

City of Bonita Springs

 

The City will share the Lee County Emergency Management messaging and coordinate with Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Bonita Spring Fire Control and Rescue District to share information. Residents should register with Lee County regarding emergency messaging, but can also register to receive the city messaging. Bonita Springs uses a variety of tools to communicate emergency messaging, examples include: social media, (facebook, twitter and nextdoor), to push out messaging.

The city uses the e-blast system, the city website and Bonita Television Channel 98, media interviews, fliers, city information signs and press releases to communicate during a storm. Visit the city of Bonita Springs website at: http://www.cityofbonitasprings.org/for-residents/email-subscribe/ to sign up for city documents and/or for the city e-blast system. The City e-blast system will be used to convey emergency messaging prepared by Lee County Emergency Management and area specific information. The system currently has approximately 37,000 subscribers.

Next Door Information

Did you know that 9,957 residents are signed up to receive information on Next Door? We encourage you to sign up today to receive more information. You can sign up by your neighborhood. In total, 67 neighborhoods in Bonita Springs are participating! Here are just a few of our neighborhoods that have signed up: Village Walk has 2,193 residents signed up, Palmira has 610 residents signed up, Bonita Bay has 329, Worthington has 313, Bonita Lakes has 291, Fairway Dunes has 97, Shangri-La Rd. area has 46. Join them today! https://nextdoor.com/agency-detail/fl/bonita-springs/city-of-bonita-springs/?i=ejaytegjbvpgfsedpqdh

Contact List

Below is a comprehensive list of contact information that may be useful for residents in the event of a storm.

Safety Operations: FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1

  • Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District (NON EMERGENCIES)-

Information Resources:

  • State Assistance Information Line-
    • Call 800-342-3557
  • Florida 511 Traveler Information-
    • Visit fl511.com to download information and app
  • Local 211 Helpline-
    • Dial 211 or call 239-433-3900
  • Price Gouging-
    • Call 1-866-966-7226

Utilities/Waste:

  • Bonita Springs Utilities-
    • Visit bsu.us
    • Call 239-992-0711 or 800-583-1496
  • Advanced Disposal-
    • Call 239-334-1224

Human Resources:

  • Lee County Human and Veteran Services-
    • Visit leegov.com/dhs
    • Human Services Main Phone 239-533-7930
    • Veteran Services Main Phone 239-533-8381
    • Client Information Line 239-533-7900
  • Department of Health and Human Services-
    • Disaster Distress Helpline call 1-800-985-5990
  • To find other local resources-

FEMA:

  • Disaster Assistance-
    • Visit disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362)
    • For those with a speech or hearing disability call 1-800-462-7585
    • For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service call 1-800-621-3362