'90% of Fort Myers Beach is pretty much gone'

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Mighty Wannabe

Sep 30, 2022, 2:12:05 PMSep 30

'90% of Fort Myers Beach is pretty much gone'

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'90% of Fort Myers Beach is pretty much gone': Official reveals everything aside from high-rise condos and brand new concrete homes is wiped out after boats were 'thrown like toys' by Hurricane Ian - as new photos show scale of destruction

  • New photos show the scale of destruction in southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian devastated the area
  • Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson says that boats and sections of docks were 'thrown around like toys'
  • Before and after shots captured the devastation to the city, with homes leveled and ships swept on to the land 
  • Meanwhile aerial images showed buildings across the city riddled with holes where debris was flung 

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The scale of destruction in southwest Florida continues to become apparent in the wake of Hurricane Ian, with new photos showing how the monster storm devastated coastal communities.  

Fort Myers Beach, a town of about 5,500 on one of the barrier islands off Fort Myers, was '90 percent' destroyed in the storm, one official said.

'I made it about two-thirds down the island and I'd say 90 percent of the island is pretty much gone,' Fort Myers Beach Town Councilman Dan Allers told CNN

'Unless you have a high-rise condo or a newer concrete home that is built to the same standards today, your house is pretty much gone,' he added. 

Walking amid the wreckage of destroyed marinas on Friday morning, the mayor of Fort Myers, the larger mainland city, marveled at the Category 4 storm's destructive power. 

'Just look at the boats. These are some large boats. And they've been thrown around like they were toys,' Mayor Kevin Anderson told CNN. 'They were thrown around like they were nothing.'


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