It’s that time of year again — time to have your family emergency plan in place.
There are a number of things you should do to prepare for this season and, hopefully, you will not need to use them.
In case of an emergency, always call 911.
Everyone should have an emergency supply kit for your family and pets, with enough supplies to last at least 3 days without power. Here’s a guide: https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/plan
Here’s an emergency supply list: https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/Documents/
To report a power outage, call Florida Power & Light at 1-800-468-8243, https://www.fpl.com/account/report-outage.html.
If you are unable to resolve your situation, contact your council member. Here’s the link to the seven Village Council members with their phone numbers along with a district map so you know who your representative is: https://estero-fl.gov/council/
The county’s All Hazards Guide outlines storm preparations and is available https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/plan/ahg
Estero Fire Rescue, 21500 Three Oaks Parkway, will have sand bags available for those who need them.
Emergency Shelters open when determined by Emergency Management officials. Local radio and TV stations will announce which shelters are open at the time of a storm.
Emergency Public Shelters in the Village of Estero
Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Estero High School
21900 River Ranch Road
11000 Everblades Parkway