Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Season in Florida is June 1 – November 30

Important Hurricane / Tropical Storm Preparedness Links

The blue button below will bring you to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) page for hurricane preparedness:

The orange button below will bring you to the F.I.S.H. of Sancap Hurricane Resource Packet:

Click on the purple button to visit the Lee County Government’s list of Emergency Phone Numbers & Websites

Hurricane Reentry Passes

Hurricane Reentry Passes are required for returning to Captiva or Sanibel after a major storm evacuation. Two passes are allowed per property.

Download the form below and email your completed form along with the necessary documentation to to receive your 2024 pass

Completed forms may also be submitted to the Sanibel Police Department at City Hall

Permits may be picked up at the Sanibel Police Department Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Residential Green Permits are for residents & property owners.

Commercial Red Permits are for businesses on the islands.

Evacuation/Shelter Locations


Additional Resources

Northern Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Small Business Administration Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Associated Grocers Hurricane Preparedness Guide Hurricane Resources

Florida Disaster Hurricane Supply Checklist

American Red Cross Hurricane Safety