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Take it or leave it?: State delivers on Bonita Springs buyback program after Hurricane...

Hurricane Irma rained down on Bonita Springs, in particular, Quinn Street and Downs Drive. "It was terrible because it took quite a long time before...
Crews dig deeper swales along Island Park Road ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian. (WINK News)

Island Park residents prepare for potential flooding ahead of Dorian

Tuesday marks two years since floods trapped homeowners and filled the streets along Island Park in south Fort Myers. Now, with Tropical Storm Dorian just...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes an announcement related to recovery costs associated with Hurricane Irma on Monday. (Credit: WINK News)video

Gov. DeSantis requests White House for Hurricane Irma reimbursements

Governor Ron DeSantis was at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center to announce a move to obtain reimbursement from the federal government for Hurricane...

Hurricane Irma flood insurance payments top $1 billion in Florida

Nearly two years after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has paid more than $1 billion towards 21,949 flood insurance...
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Port Charlotte Live Oak Park still in need of repairs after Hurricane Irma

Recovery after a hurricane is a long one, and signs of damage left by Irma are still noticeable in Charlotte County. One man says he doesn't...
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Sewage Spills: Hurricane Irma highlighted deficiencies in wastewater treatment

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma 88 million gallons of wastewater spilled into state waters, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. A million gallons...

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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