Living in the Fort Myers area or really anywhere in Southwest Florida means you have a high likelihood of being affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season is real, and it happens every year. Fort Myers has no shortage of history with severe weather.
For example, in 2017 Hurricane Irma, which was a category 4 hurricane, hit the Fort Myers area. According to FEMA the Fort Myers area is affected by a tropical storm or hurricane about every 3 years.
So if hurricane season happens every year it is good to understand when it takes place. This will help you prepare yourself, your family and your home before any storms even approach.
Make sure you are fully prepared. Read our detailed guide on how to prepare and plan for a hurricane.
Below we detail when hurricane season takes place in the Fort Myers area.
According to the City of Fort Myers Hurricane Center hurricane season in the Fort Myers, FLs area is from June 1st to November 30th of each year.
Are you prepared?
Knowing when the storms can hit is the first step. Make sure you are signed up for an alert system so that you are aware in advance of any oncoming storms.
Also, it is good to understand what the difference is between a storm watch and a warning.
Lastly, it is good to have protection on your home, condo, and/or business. Impact glass and storm rated shutters are a good investment to protect your property and your loved ones.
Find out more about hurricane shutters in Fort Myers.