Friday, September 21, 2018


Cat Gloria, Times Staff Writer

Cat Gloria is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.

Marco Island's beaches remain as tranquil and clean as before Hurricane Irma hit in 2017. [Cat Gloria | Florida Beach Insider photo]

Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Almost a year after Hurricane Irma caused billions of dollars in damages across Florida, you’d be hard-pressed to find any evidence of the storm on tiny Marco Island.The eye of the Category 3 hurricane made landfall here on Sept. 10, 2017,...
Published: 09/10/18
Roof damage to Ted Sinclair's house in Marco Island is shown one week after impact from 2017's Hurricane Irma, before any work was done. [Courtesy of Scott Lehman]

Homeowner complaints over Hurricane Irma contractor trigger investigation

After Hurricane Irma swept through Marco Island a year ago, it took homeowner Lauren Ross two months to find a contractor to fix her damaged...
Updated one month ago