Upcoming Storm Season
Upcoming Storm Season
Posted on 06/11/2024
City Hall

The City of Bonita Springs has been actively preparing for the upcoming storm season. Meteorologists tell us that SW Florida could expect excessive rain over the next few days. Drivers are cautioned, as always, about driving through flooded roads where the depth is unclear.

The City will continue monitoring the potential of sheet flow from the northeast areas of Lee County over the next few days.   If you have questions regarding Bonita Springs road maintenance, flooding, drainage, landscaping or irrigation, please contact (239) 949-6262.

For more information regarding flood protection please visit the City of Bonita Springs webpage: https://www.cityofbonitasprings.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=13788987

June 11, 2024, weather – statement from Lee County Government


Lee County Public Safety, Department of Transportation and Natural Resources Department all continue to monitor today’s weather.


Public Safety: Staff members are in regular communication with our partners at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Tampa Bay and are monitoring the tropical moisture and forecast. The county encourages residents to monitor NWS’ website and social media and to listen to local media outlets meteorologists’ reports.


DOT: Crews are working throughout unincorporated Lee County, monitoring any potentially blocked storm grates and areas with localized flooding, addressing both. DOT monitors and adjusts weirs as necessary during rainfall events such as this. 


Natural Resources: The Department of Natural Resources team also is monitoring the weather but given our current drought, is not expecting any issues.


For more information from Lee County Emergency Operations please visit: www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement

Please use 911 only for life safety emergencies

. • Never walk or drive in the flood waters. Many people are killed by driving or walking on roads and bridges that are covered by water. Even though the water might look only inches deep, it could be much deeper and have strong currents. It only takes two feet of water to carry away a car, and six inches of swiftly moving water will sweep a person off his feet. Turn around, don’t drown
. • Never underestimate the swiftness of the water. Flooded creeks and streams are unpredictable. Even though the surface water may be smooth, the water is moving very fast.
• Don't assume your vehicle is safe. High water in streets and intersections will quickly stall motor vehicles. Most trucks, four-wheel drives, and sport utility vehicles also are susceptible to being swept away by high water.
• Find an alternate route around the flooded area. If you are approaching a flooded roadway, turn around and take an alternate route, even though vehicles in front of you may have passed through the high water. Barricades are for your protection. Do not drive through them
. • Never stay with your car in a flooded area. If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground. Many deaths have resulted from attempts to move stalled vehicles
. • Never let children play near canals or storm drains when the water is rising or high. Swimming skills have nothing to do with surviving a flooded creek or stream