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Hurricane Myths

Some Hurricane Myths…

  • 54% of Americans think taping windows protects from hurricane damage, when in fact it is a waste of time and money and may prove to be dangerous. Permanent wind shutters provide the best protection against flying debris and wind.
  • 84% of Americans believe they need to evacuate based on wind speed, but in fact the greatest threat to life in a hurricane is flood and storm surge risk. Because hurricanes can be detected ahead of time, take heed of authorized evacuation warnings. Head for higher ground or evacuate to somewhere outside of the projected danger zone of the hurricane.
  • 69% of Americans believe that it costs more than $10,000 to strengthen their homes, when it can be done effectively for little more than $1000. Measures to protect against potential flooding and wind damage include reinforcing windows and roofs, waterproofing basements and elevating critical utilities.

All Hazards Guide

Get the All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility. Lee County 2017-2018.

Here in Lee County it’s not just about hurricanes! The All Hazards Guide has information to answer your questions regarding most of the hazards we face in Southwest Florida. The All Hazards Guide has been published for more than 20 years with one simple goal – to help you and your community be better prepared for the hazards that can become a part of our life.

All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

hurricane myths

Pre-Hurricane Preparation Information

Every home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival kit. Ensure a minimum three-day (72 hours) supply for each person. Although hurricanes are our focus, other events could require evacuation. Brush fires, hazardous material spills, floods and tornados all have the potential to disrupt our daily activities. Here is a minimum suggested list of survival kit supplies…

Pre-Hurricane Preparation Information