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

By F.I.S.H. - | May 12, 2021

Each year, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva works with the city of Sanibel, Lee County Emergency Management, local hotels and others to plan for hurricane season. 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, shelters, pet accommodations and more to update the packet.

In 2020, F.I.S.H. experienced a 34 percent increase in packet distribution.

“The safety of our neighbors is of utmost importance,” F.I.S.H. Senior Services and Community Engagement Director Susan Alexander said. “We want to make sure everyone has reliable information on hand in case a storm approaches.”

F.I.S.H. volunteers also work with the most vulnerable residents, in collaboration with other stakeholders like the city, to ensure their annual emergency evacuation plan is up to date so that its Hurricane Committee can keep in touch with them before, during and after storms.

F.I.S.H. officials cannot stress enough the importance of making an evacuation plan, gathering emergency supplies, creating lists of contacts and medicine, and other helpful details in the packet.

To receive a copy of the Hurricane Resource Packet, contact the F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center at 239-472- 4775 or manuela@fishofsancap.org. The packet can also be viewed at www.fishofsancap.org.

Phone calls may be arranged for those who would like more detailed discussion on how to prepare during hurricane season.