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SIX MONTHS AFTER IAN: Fort Myers Beach

Posted at 8:56 AM, Mar 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-30 13:43:45-04

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — On the road to Fort Myers Beach, you can see the shrimping boats that were hit extremely hard during Hurricane Ian.

You can still see remnants of the storm from the Matanzas Pass Bridge.

Not one boat was left untouched and many of the shrimpers rode out the storm on their boats that day.

SIX MONTHS AFTER IAN: Fort Myers Beach

Very few shrimpers have been able to get back to work many lost everything.

Progress is being made but there are still cranes working to get the sunken boats out of the water.

Moving across the bridge to Times Square you can still see all the damage from the pier to many businesses continue to work to recover.

Fort Myers Beach recovering after Hurricane Ian

Six months later the Mayor says there is still a lot of work to be done.

A lot of debris is still being removed and the goal is to get businesses back open and the residents in their homes.

You can see food trucks and campers serving as a temporary solution until the rebuild is complete.

According to the United States Postal Service mailbox delivery on Fort Myers Beach is set to start sometime this week.

In a statement today they said, "Currently, there is no exact start date for this, but we are planning to begin delivery sometime this week, barring unforeseen circumstances."

USPS also says mail can be picked up at the temporary post office located on 200 Carolina Avenue.


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KatiaUnnamed Storm

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