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Hurricane Ian has the potential to be the most costly hurricane in Florida history, wreaking havoc on towns from the state’s western coast to interior cities like Orlando. The most severe wind and rain occurred in southern coastal communities such as Fort Myers and Naples, where several neighborhoods were completely destroyed. “There aren’t any street signs. They don’t look the same as they used to. Buildings that were formerly community landmarks are no longer standing.” Many of the Ian-related deaths have been recorded in Lee County, which encompasses Fort Myers and Sanibel Island in southeastern Florida, where at least 42 people perished.
Submitted by Layla Davidson