It’s hard to believe that yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane and ravaged Southwest Florida - the most devastating storm to assault Florida since before the Great Depression, or ever, some say.
Homeowners and businesses are still recovering from the devastating storm. Progress has been slow in some parts, fueled by the challenges of dealing with insurance companies and the endless hoops folks must go through. Finding reliable contractors has been a challenge as well. It’s surprising to still see so many blue roof tarps across the landscape. We’ve come a long way in a year. The future plans are exciting to say the least.
The resilient residents of Fort Myers Beach are still in the process of rebuilding. The latest sign of recovery is the recent installation of a new clock on Times Square which was just unveiled. Proposals have been presented for a new pier design. It’s great to see how the local communities are invested and involved in what the future will entail.
Downtown Fort Myers has bounced back fast. A few restaurants and businesses are yet to open but for the most part we are ready for the season.
July to September months have been typical of what these summer months looked like pre-pandemic. International travel and vacations have ramped up to a “normal” third quarter for us. We’re expecting a busier fourth quarter with the “snowbirds” heading our way to warmer weather. With many of the hotels still closed along Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva it may take time to see the tourists back here in full swing.
The hurricane left us with some damage to the seawall which has been repaired. The full site has been cleared of debris, the steel fence repaired and after eleven months of follow up with FEMA, the heavy steel boat was finally removed.
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