Helping Neighbors: Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?
The official start of hurricane season is fast approaching, and the F.I.S.H. Hurricane Committee is actively reaching out to the community in hopes of identifying those who need resources during the hurricane season. F.I.S.H. provides a detailed info packet and, if desired, a home visit from one of our volunteers to assist with paperwork and answer questions. The program is a collaborative effort between F.I.S.H., City officials and emergency management teams to assist with the safety of our neighbors. This program is not only valuable to our residents, but also to their families.
After gathering information from households, which includes emergency contacts, evacuation plans and medical needs, F.I.S.H. shares with the Sanibel Police Department, Sanibel & Captiva Fire Departments, Lee County Sheriff, Community Housing Resources, Lee County Emergency Management, Lee County Shelter and Special Needs, and out-of-state family members. Should a storm approach, committee members will gather at F.I.S.H. to reach out to those on the list and confirm their emergency plans. To receive information included in the Hurricane Preparedness Program, contact Maggie Goldsmith at the Walk-In Center at (239) 472-4775.