Irma Recovery

New program aims to help those still in need of Hurricane Irma repairs

If you are still dealing with Hurricane Irma damage more help is on the way. The State Department of Economic Opportunity has announced a new...
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Man accused of defrauding FEMA after Hurricane Irma

Fort Myers Beach resident Kaylee and her family did make it through Hurricane Irma, despite a mom's worst nightmare, "It was miserable, I truly...
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Marco Island construction permits double due to Hurricane Irma

Drastic times call for drastic measures and this Monday afternoon, Marco Island is dealing with a massive backlog when it comes to construction projects. Since...
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Work ramps up even more to repair Punta Gorda seawalls from Hurricane Irma damage

An area in Punta Gorda has been tapped off as crews began removing chunks of crumbled seawall from a backyard Thursday morning. Work to repair...
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Homeowners with Irma damage can possibly receive tax relief

Almost a year after Hurricane Irma struck, residents in Timberwood Village in South Fort Myers are still picking up the pieces. Homeowners like Alfred and...
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Sea wall crumbles just feet away from Naples home

Nine months after Hurricane Irma and one Naples resident is still begging her homeowner association to fix her crumbling seawall. "My bedroom is right here,"...
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Cooler sea temperatures could mean a slower hurricane season

Nine months ago, Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida and left it a mess. "I think it was one storm that, I think, a lot of...
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Bicyclist warns of debris dangers amid hurricane season

A Southwest Florida Hurricane Irma survivor hopes to shine a light on the importance of looking out for storm debris dangers after a storm. Renee...
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Hurricane Irma damages WWII vet’s home, city threatens to condemn

A 93-year-old World War II veteran, Ralph Hauser, and his wife have lived in the same house on Central Avenue for over 60 years. He...
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Island Park community struggling to recover months after Hurricane Irma

Blue tarps go on for miles and miles in the Island Park community. This thin blue layer used to protect homes from the elements were...

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