Resident: Sanibel Island will rebuild after Ian
A photographer who helps chronicle life on Florida's Sanibel Island stayed there during Hurricane Ian. Chuck Larsen with Santiva Chronicle.com was rescued and is now in Orlando. He says he believes the Sanibel community will rebuild. (Oct. 3)news.yahoo.com
By boat and jet ski, volunteers assist in Ian rescue efforts
As authorities in Florida try to reach people who have been trapped by floodwaters or isolated on barrier islands since Hurricane Ian came ashore last week, concerned members of the public have been springing into action to aid the official rescue efforts.
Gov. DeSantis surveys Ian damage; 2.6M reported power outages as of Thursday evening
After traveling Thursday to Southwest Florida to get a glimpse of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, Gov. Ron DeSantis described the impact on Lee County’s Sanibel Island as “destruction,” with people who didn’t evacuate being rescued by air and part of a causeway to the mainland knocked out.
Mayor in Sanibel, Florida, pens emotional message to city amid Hurricane Ian's destruction: "Our lives and our island have been forever changed"
"We are heart sick and devastated, but our community will prove to be so much stronger than Ian," Mayor Holly Smith said of the island, which has been cut off from Florida's mainland.cbsnews.com
Causeway to Sanibel Island severed as Florida wakes up to Ian’s trail of destruction
As Ian continued its destructive trek across Florida, over a million households across the state awoke on Thursday without electricity as residents and emergency crews along the Gulf Coast began to assess the toppled buildings, flooded streets and crippled infrastructure.news.yahoo.com