Hurricane Ian – Florida

Florida had been spared a major hurricane hit since Leslie and I were there with hurricane Michael in 2018. But hurricane Ian roared in kind of late (October) from the Gulf and hit the western side of Florida around Fort Myers hard. This was what we experienced:

Home sweet home! Cabin 191 was home during this deployment. FEMA set this trailer complex up for FEMA and other federal workers at the Boston Red Sox training facility in Fort Myers.

Mobile homes are common in the area and took a hard beating.

Leslie and I are part of a FEMA cadre called Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA – everything is an acronym in FEMA). We are tasked with specifically being out in the community, going street by street, house to house, engaging with the survivors.

Both wind damage and flooding occurred. It’s common for damaged furniture, construction debris, etc, to be placed out in the street for city pickup.

Metal roofs didn’t do well.

The high water mark in this neighborhood.


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