On September 23, 2022 Hurricane Ian struck Southwest Florida. Ian was a deadly and extremely destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane which was the third-costliest weather disaster on record worldwide, the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, and the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Michael in 2018. The cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples were particularly hard hit, leaving millions without power in the storm’s wake and numerous inhabitants forced to take refuge on their roofs. Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, and Pine Island bore the brunt of Ian’s powerful winds and its accompanying storm surge at landfall, which leveled nearly all standing structures and collapsed the Sanibel Causeway and the Matlacha Bridge to Pine Island, entrapping those left on the islands for several days. These aerial photos and Google Maps Street view contributions document the devestation six months after the storm.
- Periwinkle Way (March 2023)
- East Periwinkle Way (March 2023)
- West Gulf Drive (March 2023)
- East Gulf Drive (March 2023)
- Matlacha (April 2023)