After Hurricane Ian, Fort Myers Beach struggles to become ‘a functional paradise’


Six months after Hurricane Ian stormed across Southwest Florida, people in many areas are still struggling to rebuild. Fort Myers Beach was particularly hit hard by the 15-foot storm surge.

Nearly every building on the barrier island in Southwest Florida was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ian’s 15-foot storm surge. It’s left the town with almost a clean slate for redevelopment.

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