2020 Hurricane Season Preparation
2020 Hurricane Season Preparation
Posted on 08/24/2020
Hurricane GraphicWith hurricane season in full swing, the City of Bonita Springs has been proactively working on short term flood mitigation projects to keep our residents safe. Below are few projects the city has completed to improve stormwater drainage for the 2020 hurricane season.

• From Oct 1st until now, $311,779 has been spent on maintenance of stormwater drainage infrastructure. The city has replaced over a quarter of a mile of pipe and desilted half a mile of pipe infrastructure in the city.
• The city has maintained 9 miles of swales and 13 ponds. We’ve also replaced 10 inlets.
• We have cleaned 25 inlets. The city is continuously inspecting our system and will continue to do so.
• The City has done outreach on city media encouraging residents to prepare for hurricane season.

City staff has been in active communication with the Lee County Emergency Center. With the ongoing pandemic in the state, the EOC reminds residents to be diligent when preparing for a storm. Below are some key things to keep in mind during the 2020 hurricane season.

Know your evacuation and flood zones. Click here to use tools to find them

1.)Evacuations – Prioritize evacuation when needed and if possible.

2.)Know Your Flood Risk- This year, it’s more important than ever to know your home and your storm surge. The city website has links available to help residents determine their flood zone and evacuation zones. With COVID-19, residents should try to plan shelters as a last resort. Hurricane plans should be made for options outside of shelters, if possible