Santiva Chronicle Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen was among those who stayed on Sanibel Island during Hurricane Ian, which struck Sept. 28 as a category 4 and sat on top of the island for about four hours. While the storm devastated the island and broke our hearts, we know our community is resilient and brave.
We will be able to come back from this storm, just as our community did after Hurricane Charley in 2004. The only difference is the Sanibel Causeway is gone, for now, and we may return to a ferry service – bringing back that quaint island charm.
The Santiva Chronicle will continue to cover our community and bring you the harrowing tales of those who experienced the landfall of Ian and the rebuilding we will do together. We appreciate your readership and support as we continue our coverage.
(Above) Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen and his wife Shelby, along with their two dogs, were rescued from Sanibel after surviving Hurricane Ian.
(Below) Photos by Chuck Larsen during and after the storm.