City Providing ‘No Contact’ Hurricane Preparation Procedures

provided to Santiva Chronicle 

Hurricane season begins June 1 and the City of Sanibel is offering ‘no contact’ ways to prepare due to COVID-19. The annual live hurricane seminar will not be offered this year. Instead, citizens and business owners can view the 2018 seminar on the city’s YouTube channel.

The 2016 hurricane re-entry passes will continue to be used and anyone who is a new resident or does not have one can obtain a residential pass application online. One of the following proof of address documentation is required: driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration, utility bill or a screen shot from the Lee Property Appraiser’s website listing your name as the property owner.

For business owners who need a commercial pass, can get the application online. A  business tax receipt is required and can be obtained by emailing steve.chaipel@mysanibel.com or calling 239-472-9615.

Completed residential or commercial applications and appropriate documentation can be emailed to emergency.management@mysanibel.com or mailed to the Sanibel Police Department, attention Lt. Towler, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Hurricane pass applications can be done in-person at the Sanibel Police Department with proper social distancing.

It is also an appropriate time to confirm registration for alertLee notifications, the emergency notification system that replaced CodeRed in July 2019. The city and Lee County uses this tool to send targeted emergency alerts, which can be received on multiple devices. Anyone previously registered for CodeRed will have to register for the alertLee system.

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