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Public Health Preparedness

Department of Health in Lee County

  •  239-332-9501

    Mailing Address

    3920 Michigan Avenue 

    Fort Myers, FL 33916 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers. 

Lee County All Hazards Guide-English


All Hazards Guide - Spanish

Public Health Preparedness


The Public Health Preparedness division coordinates planning and preparedness activities for all-hazards public health emergencies for DOH-Lee. 

Disasters can affect any community, regardless of location, size, and demographics. They can be natural or man-made, have a gradual or sudden onset, with a short or long duration.  

The most probable threats to Southwest Florida are wildfires, tornadoes, and tropical storms. Some disasters can be prevented. Many disasters, like tropical storms, cannot. However, proper planning and preparation can minimize negative outcomes from disasters. 

The Department of Homeland Security developed a website with a great deal of information to help individuals, families, and businesses plan and prepare for disasters. 

For specific information related to disasters in Lee County, Florida (i.e., a list of public shelters, the All Hazards Guide, evacuation routes and zones) visit the  Lee County Emergency Management’s website