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F.I.S.H. providing copies of Hurricane Resource Packet

By Staff | May 13, 2020

Each year, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva teams up with Lance Henninger, of Sanibel Emergency Management, Lee County Emergency Management Coordinator Debbie Quimby and others to discuss and plan for hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. As a result of the collaboration, F.I.S.H. develops its Hurricane Resource Packet, which is available to anyone who requests it.

The Hurricane Resource Packet provides detailed information on where to go, what to do and how to prepare in the event of an approaching storm. Each year, a team of volunteers verify evacuation routes, flood zones, hotels with generators and more to update the packet.

“The safety of our neighbors is of utmost importance,” Hurricane Committee Chair Sharon Thomas said. “We want to make sure everyone has reliable information on hand in case we get a storm. Just knowing what to pack and where to go can help alleviate stress and confusion during an emergency situation.”

The importance of making an evacuation plan, gathering emergency supplies, creating lists of contacts and medicine, and being 100 percent prepared is imperative to ensure one can get to safety in case a hurricane threatens the area.

To receive a copy of the Hurricane Resource Packet, contact the F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center at 239-472-0404 or email anthony@fishofsancap.org. Phone calls may be arranged for those who would like more detailed discussion on how to prepare during hurricane season.