May 17, 2023

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, with the peak of the season running from August through October. The time to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane is well in advance.

All of Pine Island is in storm surge evacuation zone A. Generally this is the zone that is most at risk and most likely to be evacuated first in advance of a pending storm. The greatest threat to life from a hurricane is storm surge flooding. If you are in an ordered evacuation zone, low-lying flood area or in a mobile home, you should follow all evacuation orders. However, if you are not in an ordered evacuation zone, low-lying flood prone area, mobile home or unsafe structure, then it may be safer to stay in your home. Always heed the advice and orders of local officials during a storm.

This image shows a map of the Lee County storm surge evacuation zones.

Preparation Guides

Local, state and federal agencies have developed hurricane preparedness guides to help you plan for a tropical storm or hurricane. The time to review these checklists and make a plan is before hurricane season!

GPIA Featured on “Gulf Coast Life”

October 6, 2023|Comments Off on GPIA Featured on “Gulf Coast Life”

Gulf Coast Life is a radio talk show locally produced by WGCU, Southwest Florida's NPR affiliate station. The show strives to connect listeners to the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida [...]

September 2023 Meeting Agenda

September 18, 2023|Comments Off on September 2023 Meeting Agenda

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Breakfast with the Chamber Featuring GPIA

August 16, 2023|Comments Off on Breakfast with the Chamber Featuring GPIA

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