Hurricane Season is June 1 through Nov. 30.
Are You Prepared?
Thank you for your interest in the F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Hurricane Preparedness Program. As you may know, hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, etc. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
If you have medical conditions that may require assistance, please read the Special Needs Shelter information and fill out the Special Needs application. Transportation to a special needs shelter is provided by the county if needed.
If you have electrical medical equipment it is highly recommended that you opt for the Special Needs Shelter which has a back-up generator. It is rare for any hotel to have electrical back up for the public.
The Special Needs Shelter does not accept applications when a hurricane is 5 days away.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency operations for Sanibel and Lee County may change. We strongly recommend keeping up to date with the City and County as we move through Hurricane Season.
We also highly recommend that you be sure to have an adequate supply of masks in the event of an evacuation. If your evacuation plan includes going to a friend’s home or to stay with family, be sure no one there has been exposed to nor has COVID-19.
Our goal is to keep you and your family informed and safe in the event of a major storm. Please contact the F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center at 239-472-4775 with any questions or concerns. To download our resource packet, please click on the image to the right.
Please note, F.I.S.H. does NOT transport off-island during storm conditions. Those needing transportation must make advance arrangements with friends or family.
Sharon E. Thomas Hurricane Committee Chair