At any time, but especially during the summer, intense thunderstorms or hurricanes can create flooding conditions throughout Collier County that can be dangerous and possibly life-threatening. All residents should establish and maintain an emergency plan to react to possible flooding or other emergency situations. This page identifies things that can be done before, during, and after a flood to protect people and property.
Before a Flood
There are many things that you can do to save lives and minimize property damage before a flood occurs. Here are several ideas to help you prepare for a flooding event.
During a Flood
During a flood, protecting you and your family is the main priority. Once people are safe, you can try to minimize property damage and protect your home. Here are several things to remember while flooding is occurring.
After a Flood
As soon as the flood levels have dropped, it is time to begin the recovery process. First, ensure your safety when re-entering a flooded building. Be sure electricity, gas, and water are turned off and allow floodwaters to drain as soon as possible. Then assess the damage, contact your insurance agent, and start the process of repairing your home. Building permits for repairs may be required. Check with the Building Review Division before starting any repairs. Here are several things to remember after a flood has occurred.
For assistance: Contact the Flood Information Hotline at (239)252-2942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page updated as of 10/14/16