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Hurricane preparation tips from Lee County's Department of Public Safety director

Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
Lee County Sheriff vehicle driving through storm water after Hurricane Irma in 2017

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is well-underway, with southwest Florida’s recent brush with Tropical Storm Alex, which was the first named storm of the season. Alex caused significant flooding in parts of Florida and killed three people in Cuba.

The storm serves as a reminder that even though the peak of hurricane season typically doesn’t arrive until September, severe weather can come at any time throughout the six month hurricane season and that now is the time to prepare.

WGCU’s John Davis spoke recently with Sandra Tapfumaneyi, director of Lee County Emergency Management's Department of Public Safety, to get some tips on what residents should do to be ready.

Lee County’s All Hazards Guide
Residential Tool for Lee Residents
WGCU Weather Resources Page
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network