August 13th marks the 6th anniversary of when Hurricane Charley hit Florida. The category 4 hurricane caused $15 billion dollars in damages and took 35 lives. Charley is the 5th costliest hurricane in United States history. WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke with State Meteorologist Amy Godsey about the storm and the current hurricane season.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/godsey.mp3]
Downtown Fort Myers is the city’s social hub. Local restaurants, parks and landmarks are strewn with debris, but coming back to life. WUFT’s Jack Prator spoke with home and business owners taking stock of their damages from Hurricane Ian.