Joe Orlandini, center, background, and Shannon Orlandini, right, evacuated from Fort Myers Beach with their children on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian made landfall overnight on Wednesday.
Some residents said evacuation orders came too late. Gov. Ron DeSantis said forecasts left few options.
All traffic was halted around mile marker 182. The Florida Highway Patrol said it was a safety precaution and they were waiting for the OK to reopen.
After ravaging the Gulf Coast south of Tampa Bay, a strengthening Ian veers toward Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
The before-and-after photos show areas that were dazzling just days ago, but are now torn to shreds.
Flooding from the Peace River washes out the road along NW Brownville Street in Brownville, outside of Arcadia, Friday.
A Times crew provides a first-person account as they try to reach homes reported to be washed away or underwater along the Peace River in Arcadia.
48 hours after Hurricane Ian made landfall, the full extent of damage remains unrealized, unimaginable.
If you live in one of these nine counties, you may be eligible.
The case of the ousted Hillsborough state attorney is heading for a federal trial in November.




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