Village of Estero Outreach Program

2017-09-17 Hurricane Irma damage

Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts
We are currently at the midpoint of Southwest Florida’s hurricane season, and the Village of Estero wants to ensure every resident will receive important notifications in the event of an emergency.

While everyone hopes we do not experience a devastating storm this year, it’s prudent to be prepared. If you were here last summer, you know that Estero experienced two historic stormwater events within a three-week period last year.

There were a large number of communities and single-family homes in Estero affected by the hurricane, including the loss of power, flooding in the streets and decimation of some of the Village’s attractive landscaping.

Throughout the storm events, the Village was updating the community daily through its website, sending a total of 28 articles related to both storms. Staff worked closely with Lee County Emergency Management to provide information about everything from flooding issues and evacuations, to shelters, food and water distribution sites, generator safety, and debris pickup.

The Village of Estero wants to be able to contact all residents with critical information before, during and after storms or regarding other severe emergency situations.

In order to do this, the Village has added a new emergency alerts system sign-up page to its website.
By registering on this new alerts system, you will be contacted with emergency information only. The new system is designed to enhance the Village’s method of reaching even more residents during emergency situations.

Providing your name, address, email and phone numbers will allow alternate means for staff to contact you during an emergency. In addition, there could be a situation affecting a specific neighborhood where the Village would want to provide information limited to that neighborhood. This is why it’s important to have residents’ addresses.

Your contact information will only be used for emergency communications from the Village of Estero or Lee County Emergency Operations. It will not be shared or used for any purpose other than emergency communications.

Join the 3,000 Estero residents who have signed up to receive this important information. You may register on the emergency alerts system here: http://estero-fl.gov/alert/.

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Want to know what’s going on in Estero in the meantime?
In addition, you may want to join the 2,700 subscribers to the Village of Estero website to automatically receive all the latest news about everything from new developments being planned in the Village to some of the special events happening around town.

You may subscribe to the Village of Estero’s website at https://estero-fl.gov/. Just add your email to “subscribe” at the top or bottom of the homepage, and you will start receiving information about all of the projects the Village is working on, as well as articles of local interest.

You should register on the emergency alerts system in addition to subscribing to the Village’s website. You may also wish to follow the Village through its Facebook page.

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