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Emergency Warning System
The Lee County Emergency Operations Center provides the Emergency Warning System for Cape Coral. A hurricane watch for Lee County will be announced, if hurricane conditions are possible for our area within the next 36 hours ...
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Flood Safety
Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths, mostly during flash floods. Currents can be deceptive; six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet ...
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Property Protection Measures
Measures to protect a property from flood damage include retrofitting, re-grading your yard, and correcting local drainage problems ...
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Flood Insurance
Most homeowner's and renter's insurance policies exclude protection from damage caused by flooding. Almost any building is insurable against flooding through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which offers affordable, federally backed insurance ...
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Substantial Improvement Requirements
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that if the cost of reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvement to a building equals or exceeds 50 percent of the building’s market value, then the building must meet current flood zone construction requirements ...
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