'I would never have stayed': Fort Myers Beach residents impacted by Hurricane Ian warn of potential dangers
As a new hurricane season begins, those on Ft. Myers Beach continue to relive Hurricane Ian.
‘Mission Hurricane’ storm chaser talks upcoming season, takeaways from Hurricane Ian
Josh Morgerman has been through dozens and dozens of hurricanes and hosts his show called "Mission Hurricane".
Hurricane Ian continues to provide valuable lessons as Bay Area officials prepare for upcoming storm season
Rebuilding continues in Southwest Florida more than eight months after the powerful Hurricane Ian left behind a path of destruction and Bay Area officials are using lessons learned from the storm to prepare for the 2023 season.
Boaters urged to be prepared for changes on Venice waterways due to Hurricane Ian impacts
In the months following Hurricane Ian, Master Officer Paul Joyce with the Venice Police Department has been busy working to make local waterways safe.
Venice Theatre hopes to reopen main stage by Summer 2024 after Hurricane Ian destruction
The summer of 2024 is now the anticipated reopening date for the Venice Theatre's main stage after it was destroyed during Hurricane Ian.
Hurricane Ian briefly attained Category 5 intensity off Florida's Gulf Coast, NHC says
According to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Ian was responsible for $112.9 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in Florida’s history and the third-costliest in U.S. history, behind only Katrina ($190 billion) and Harvey ($151.3 billion).
National Hurricane Center announces changes ahead of upcoming 2023 season
Six months after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm, people across Florida are still working to recover. As those efforts continue, state leaders and meteorologists are already looking ahead to the upcoming hurricane season.
20th anniversary concert for Hermitage Artistic Retreat will raise money to repair Hurricane Ian damages
Hermitage Artistic Retreat is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a star-studded concert. The performers are coming to help raise money to make repairs to damages caused by Hurricane Ian.
Fire crews brace for ‘active brush fire season’ in aftermath of Hurricane Ian
Drier than normal weather plus windy conditions contributed to several brush fires Friday afternoon in North Port.
Hillsborough teacher helps high school girls impacted by Hurricane Ian find prom dresses
Signs of damage from Hurricane Ian are still left behind around North Port, and you can still find a few at North Port High School.
Cleanup planned for North Port community still feeling impacts of Hurricane Ian
Nearly five months after Hurricane Ian, the cleanup continues at Harbor Cove in North Port – both on land and in the water.
Local leaders travel to Sanibel to learn from Hurricane Ian, recovery efforts
The Tampa Bay area dodged a bullet for the most part when it came to Hurricane Ian. City officials from a few beach communities, though, said they want to be ready in case we’re not as lucky next time.
Hurricane Ian causes estimated $1 billion in agricultural-production losses
Hurricane Ian caused an estimated $1 billion in agricultural-production losses, with the biggest hits to the citrus industry, along with growers of vegetables and melons, according to a new University of Florida report.
Bay Area beach cities collect items for Hurricane Ian victims, hope to learn lessons on storm response
The cities of Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island want to continue paying it forward in helping those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Children's Community Clothing Closet reopens in new location after Hurricane Ian
Four months ago, Hurricane Ian ripped back roofs and caused flooding in North Port. Many homes and buildings were damaged, including the city's Children's Community Clothing Closet.
Students at Manatee technical school repair non-profit’s vehicles used to help Hurricane Ian victims
When floodwaters from Hurricane Ian, trapped people and animals in their homes and land in Myakka City, a Manatee County non-profit answered the call for help.
Body of last missing person from Hurricane Ian found on sunken boat in Fort Myers Beach
The body of 72-year-old James "Denny" Hurst was recovered from a sunken sailboat in Fort Myers Beach on Friday afternoon. He had been missing since Hurricane Ian, when he told his family he was going to ride out the storm on his boat. Hurst was the last person still unaccounted for after the Category 4 storm.
Crowley Museum and Nature Center plans to reopen for first time since Hurricane Ian
A Sarasota museum is gearing up to reopen after sustaining damages from Hurricane Ian back in September 2022.
Remains found in mangroves identified as elderly woman missing since Hurricane Ian, Lee County sheriff says
82-year-old Ilonka Knes had been missing since Hurricane Ian destroyed her Fort Myers Beach home. Her husband's body had been found not long after the storm struck, but she remained missing for more than three months until workers clearing debris found her remains in a thicket of mangroves. She was one of two people still missing since the storm made landfall back in September.
Residents of a Sarasota condo community not eligible for county help to remove Hurricane Ian debris
A group of Sarasota retirees are fed up with piles of debris from Hurricane Ian that have been sitting outside their homes for months.