Lee County was established in 1887. It was named after the confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Lee County’s climate is similar to the rest of Florida in its boundary between subtropical and tropical climates. The county leads the country for the number of days in which thunder is close enough to be heard from thunderstorms.
Due to the large coastal boundary, hurricane and tropical storm impacts are common. The Southwest Florida coast sees the second-highest amount of cyclonic activity in Florida. The most recent hurricane was Irma in 2017 as a category 2 storm. Prior to this Hurricane Charlie struck the county as a massive category 4.
Flooding is also a big issue in the county. In 2017, in a 15 day period many areas received over 20 inches of rain in a short period. We were present after this event helping residents filing insurance claims from the combination of storm damage and water damage. Our Lee County public adjuster team was present after this event.