Sanibel Island, Fort Myers severely damaged by Hurricane Ian in Lee County

November 20, 2022

Areas within Lee County, including Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, are facing major damage in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Of those, about 42 were in Lee County, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. A video posted by Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno Thursday afternoon showed continued flooding across Lee County as well as destruction to roads, including bridges that appear partially sunken. Destruction in Sanibel Island and other barrier islandsAn aerial image shows the collapsed Sanibel Causeway in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Sanibel, Fla., on Sept. 30, 2022. Where Hurricane Ian went nextA section of the damaged Sanibel Causeway seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, near Sanibel Island, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/APHurricane Ian initially made landfall in Florida on Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa.