Salvation Army helping storm victims amid its own loss
The Salvation Army has handed out more than 500,000 meals and helped more than 12,000 people with services since Hurricane Ian hit even though the storm destroyed its building in North Port.
ARCADIA, Fla. - Many schools in DeSoto County are set to reopen Monday – nearly three weeks since Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida.
It's taking a phased approach, similar to Sarasota County, which has some of its schools reopening Monday as well.
DeSoto County school officials are opening the following schools:
- Memorial Elementary
- West Elementary
- DeSoto Middle
- DeSoto Secondary School
- DeSoto Virtual Academy
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Meanwhile, Nocatee Elementary, which sustained significant damage, is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. DeSoto High School, which also has heavy damage after the major storm, is tentatively scheduled to reopen next Monday, Oct. 24.
The school district also noted that the Family Service Center is scheduled to reopen Tuesday.