PHOTOS: Recovery Efforts Underway After Ian

by SC Publisher Shannen Hayes
and Photographer Dorothy Wallace

It has been two weeks since Ian hit Sanibel as a category 5 hurricane causing varying degrees of damage, from the epicenter of destruction on West Gulf Drive to minor structural damage in other areas. The storm also washed away sections of the Sanibel Causeway which connected the island to the mainland. Now recovery efforts are underway:

More than 500 trucks arrive on Sanibel to help restore power after Ian struck down most of the island’s utility poles. SC photo by Dorothy Wallace

West Gulf Drive is the most heavily damaged area of the island and unrecognizable, even two weeks later. SC photo by Dorothy Wallace
Work to reconstruct sections of the Sanibel Causeway washed away by Ian is underway and service vehicles began crossing it earlier this week. SC photos by Shannen Hayes

Sanibel streets are lined with resident’s belongings as they begin to clean up their homes after the storm. SC photo by Dorothy Wallace

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