Commission approves updated Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
On May 21, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved an updated Lee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, or CEMP.
The document outlines Lee County’s information management, decision-making and resource management processes to help ensure an effective public safety response before, during and after a disaster. The Florida Division of Emergency Management already approved the document, which replaces a document from 2013.
The CEMP is one element of Lee County’s year-round readiness effort.
On May 16, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners was awarded the Al Bragg Government and Legislative Award at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach. It is awarded to an appointed or elected official for outstanding leadership in supporting emergency management through sponsoring the enactment of regulations, ordinances or other legal means to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation at the local level in Florida.
The award was the second such recent recognition. In April, the board and county manager were presented an Outstanding Achievement Award at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans.
Lee County Public Safety asks that residents and visitors join in creating a “Culture of Preparedness” within their families and businesses. Lee County Emergency Management offers Hurricane Preparedness Seminars to help prepare for season, which officially begins June 1. They will include:
– June 14 at 1 p.m.: The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
– June 19 at 2 p.m.: Cape Coral Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
– June 20 at 10 a.m.: The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
– June 27 at 6 p.m.: Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, 1288 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Additional seminar dates and locations will be posted at www.leeeoc.com; check the website to see if registration is necessary for individual events.