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Lee County launches online tool to address flooding issues

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 14:39:35-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County has launched an interactive website for residents, property owners and businesses concerned about flooding.

Tuesday, Lee County Commissioners underscored their resolve to mitigate flood issues and take steps to prevent future flooding. The website is for residents to use, share and communicate with the county on this important issue.

At the new landing page – www.leegov.com/irma/flood - there are four tools you can use to request help with a flooding situation, track progress in your area and also offer your observations from the rain events so we can convey it to our consultants and Natural Resources staff who are working on flooding issues. The tools include:

1.    A Flooding Request for Action (RFA) form. You can electronically complete the form about what problem or situation you are experiencing in your area. This will help us dispatch crews to assess ongoing and existing problems.
2.    An Observation form. You can share your photos and describe the Aug. 25 and Sept. 10 flood events in your area. These observations will help provide a greater level of detail for consultants and staff as they compile data.
3.    An email distribution list. You can add your name and email address to our database. This ensures you will receive updates on flood mitigation efforts and study results.
4.    The Lee County Flood Hotline. This phone will be staffed during business hours so that people who prefer to not upload or share information on the website have another option.