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Heartache remains in Florida 1 month after Hurricane Ian’s unimaginable destruction

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Friday marks a month since Hurricane Ian hit and forever changed Southwest Florida. Survivors are taking stock of progress already made and planning for what still needs to be done

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – It’s been one month since Hurricane Ian unleashed fury on the Southwest Florida coast as survivors return to ruins, starting a long recovery process.

Ian slammed into the Fort Myers area on Sept. 28 as a Category 4 hurricane with 150-mph winds. Those terrible winds pushed ashore feet of water from the Gulf of Mexico that tore across barrier islands and gutted buildings along the coast.

The deaths of more than 100 people in Florida have been attributed to the hurricane, and most of those fatalities were drownings.

Hundreds of homes were also washed away, leaving people with nothing but the clothes on their backs. 

News Source: foxweather.com
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