Massive destruction on Fort Myers Beach aftermath Hurricane Ian

If this is your first time seeing drone footage of the cleanup of Fort Myers Beach since Hurricane Ian barreled through over a month ago, you’re shocked. But if you’ve been watching for progress. If you’re seeing the cleanup. It’s happening.

You can see where the roads and the driveways are. You can see areas where debris has been hauled away. It’s nothing like the pictures taken on September 29th. But there’s still so much to do. You can just catch a glimpse in the video of the big red sand sifter. Sand is being collected from the roads and other parts of the beach. The trucks load the sand into the machine. The machine sifts the sand and brings it up a conveyor. The sand is then piled up and used to restore the shoreline of Fort Myers Beach. That’s how we’ll get our beautiful white sand beaches back. One truckload at a time.

Fort Myers Beach cleanup is not going to end any time soon. But these crews are out here constantly. I applaud them. I’ve lived in Southwest Florida a long time and have seen many hurricanes. But I’ve never seen such a well coordinated effort to get our place back to normal. The damage done by that hurricane was unprecedented. The cleanup and restoration these crews are doing is like nothing I’ve ever seen. Thank you.

  • October 31, 2022 video

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