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Residents, business owners reminded to pick up their 2009 Hurricane Passes

By Staff | Jun 2, 2009

With tropical storm season already under way, as a reminder, 2009 Hurricane Passes are currently available from the Sanibel Police Department, located at 800 Dunlop Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The pass is valid for one year and is colored coded with important information regarding hurricane preparedness and island re-entry procedures on the reverse side. The hurricane pass program includes a system of 10 zones. These zones will be printed on your hurricane pass to allow for phased re-entry, if warranted.

Drivers’ licenses with a Sanibel or Captiva address may still be used, however, a Hurricane Pass with zone information will expedite your return to the island in the event of an evacuation. It is suggested that these passes be stored in your vehicle glove compartment for easy access.

Sanibel and Captiva Island property owners and those with commercial interests should obtain hurricane passes prior to a hurricane warning being issued. Sanibel commercial interests must have a valid City of Sanibel Business Tax Receipt prior to application for a hurricane pass.

An application for a Sanibel Hurricane Pass can be obtained from the city’s website at www.mysanibel.com and clicking on the City Forms link, or stop by the Sanibel Police Department, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. Completed applications along with proof of Sanibel residency or ownership, business tax receipt and a copy of a your tax bill, deed, rental agreement or a Sanibel utility bill can be dropped off or mailed to the Sanibel Police Department, Attention: Emergency Management, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 or faxed to 239-472-6555, and your hurricane pass will be mailed to you.

For questions regarding hurricane passes, emergency preparedness and evacuation, please contact Maj. Michael Murray or Stephanie Dowd, Emergency Management Specialist, of the Sanibel Police Department at 239-472-3111.

Source: City of Sanibel