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Cape Coral residents deal with limited food and water supplies after Hurricane Ian devastated the area

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Those impacted by Hurricane Ian on the Gulf Coast were hit hard by flooding and other storm damage, now they’re also facing the prospect of dwindling food and water supplies. The Lee County government announced Saturday that they have opened 8 Points of Distribution (PODS) where residents …

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Lifelines after landfall: Southwest Florida grapples with Hurricane Ian’s impact

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gulf of Mexico swallowed driftwood, stray shoes, split skim boards and the last vestige of Crystal Edge’s mother’s memory in the days following Hurricane Ian’s devastation. The 28-year-old sailboat – a family heirloom – remained trapped below piled debris at a marina under the Fort …

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Photo gallery: Hurricane Ian leaves behind devastation

Hurricane Ian has left 1.9 million Florida residents without power, as of Friday morning. Although state officials will not be able to soon confirm the total number of injuries, deaths and displaced individuals, it is evident that the damage left behind is catastrophic. Lee County The residents of Lee County …

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Residents of Hills of Santa Fe breathe a sigh of relief in the wake of Hurricane Ian

When Hurricane Ian was originally projected to make landfall around the Tampa Bay area and rampage up the center of Florida near Gainesville, the residents of Hills of Santa Fe held their breath. In a community with a long history of severe flooding, homeowners prepared for the worst. Then the storm changed course, heading northeast near Orlando and out into the Atlantic Ocean. Making landfall as a Category 4 storm near Fort Myers and Cape Coral before heading northeast, Hurricane Ian largely spared Gainesville of extreme damage.

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