• Remember to turn off your water to your house at the reverse flow shutoff valve when you leave .

  • If you have a pool service; ask a neighbor to add water when needed  

  • if you turn off your water to the house turn off the skimmer and only use Main Drain for circulation

Hurricane Facts


Tropical Cyclone: A non-frontal cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with organized deep convection and a closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center.

Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained surface wind speed 38 mph or less.

Tropical Storm Warning:  An announcement that sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph are expected somewhere within the specified area within 36 hours in association with a tropical cyclone

Tropical Storm:  A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed ranges from 39 mph to 73 mph.

Hurricane Warning:  An announcement that sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected somewhere within the specified area


  • Category  1      Wind Speed 74 - 95 mph
    Very dangerous winds will produce some damage


  •  Category 2       Wind Speed 96 - 110 mph

    Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage


  • Category 3        Wind Speed  111 - 129 mph

    Devastating damage will occur


    Category 4         Wind Speed  130 - 156 mph

    Catastrophic damage will occur

  • Category 5             Wind Speed > 156 mph
    catastrophic damage will occur

  • POI has experienced two (2) direct impacts from Hurricanes in the last 65 years


    Hurricane Donna (Sept 10, 1960)    landfall near Marathon, Florida with winds of 130 mph (215 km/h), hours before another landfall south of Naples at the same intensity. Florida bore the brunt of Hurricane Donna.  In the Florida Keys, coastal flooding severely damaged 75% of buildings, destroyed several subdivisions in Marathon. On the mainland, 5,200 houses were impacted, which does not include the 75% of homes damaged at Fort Myers Beach; 50% of buildings were also destroyed in the city of Everglades City.

    Hurricane Wilma Oct 2005) the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, and was the most intense tropical cyclone recorded in the western hemisphere until Hurricane Patricia in 2015.  Wilma became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 mph (295 km/h).  Intensity slowly leveled off after becoming a Category 5 hurricane, and winds had decreased to 150 mph (240 km/h) before reaching the Yucatán Peninsula on October 20 and 21. After crossing the Yucatán Peninsula, Wilma emerged into the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 2 hurricane. As Wilma began accelerating to the northeast, gradual re-intensification occurred, and the hurricane became a Category 3 hurricane on October 24. Shortly thereafter, Wilma made landfall in Cape RomanoFlorida with winds of 120 mph 

    Collier County Comissioner for POI


    Donna Fiala  District 1  2016 Chairmanil:
    (239) 252-8601

    Satellite Office 
    Marco Island  1040 Winterberry Drive
    Marco Island, FL 34145
    (239) 252-8601