Lee County faces a multitude of threats, including natural hazards, intentional acts, or a combination of the two. We conduct a hazard vulnerability and risk assessments on a continuing basis, and update our plans, policies, procedures, training and exercises to best reflect those issues. Below, you’ll find many of the categories we’ve identifies, and what you can do with that information to make yourselves and communities more resilient.
Severe weather comes in many forms. Click here to find out more about some of the severe weather threats we face in Lee County.
Tornado safety is an important part of a prepared community. Here, we’ll talk about tornado safety, including definitions and warning information.
Flash floods are a dangerous hazard we’ve experienced in Lee County. Click here to learn more about floods.
Although Lee County has never been hit directly by the eye hurricane, we have been hit by the eye of some tropical storms and the bands of hurricanes as they’ve moved inland. Learn more about tropical weather here.
An influenza (flu) pandemic is an epidemic of a version of the influenza virus that spreads on a large scale, even worldwide, impacting large segments of the population.
Shelter In Place
Sometimes the best way to protect yourself, your family or coworkers is to shelter in place. Learn what this is, and how it can potentially save your life.
Having an emergency kit is critically important to your safety and well-being. Click here to learn more about what items you should have in your kit at home and at work.
Although not as common as other forms of severe weather, winter weather can cause havoc on our community. Learn more about winter weather safety here.
Emergency Notification System
The Lee County EMA, along with our public safety partners, employ a number of methods to notify the public. Below is a slider of the different notification tools we utilize in getting emergency information out to you.