Now is a great time to become a Facebook fan or Twitter follower of Lee County Emergency Management. Throughout September, in honor of National Prepared Month, you'll get daily tips to prepare for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Each week of the social media campaign is broken into functional topics such as Knowing Your Risks, Making a Plan, Getting a Kit and Staying Informed. Lee County's Hazard Analysis was used to focus the campaign on the county's five greatest hazards: lightning, flooding, tropical storm, drought and wildfires. September is also the historic peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.
While September is the designated preparedness month, Lee County Emergency Management's goal is to engage the public to make preparedness a part of their lives all year long.
Preparedness is important because in the event of an emergency, Lee County residents need to be self-reliant for at least three days without access to electricity, water or food.
For more information on how to be better prepared, please visit www.leeEOC.com. Also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lcemfl) and Twitter (@LCEMFL) for daily preparedness tips, news, and events. For specific activation information follow our Emergency Operations twitter (@LeeEOC).