Hurricane Ian Aftermath: Residents Resist Leaving Florida Island

Daniel Monaghan
By Daniel Monaghan
October 3, 2022US News

The small community of Matlacha Island, tucked between Cape Coral and Pine Island, Florida, was once filled with colorful businesses, restaurants, and homes. After the destructive winds of Hurricane Ian, all that remain are debris-filled streets, collapsed bridges, and flooded roads resembling canals. Yet despite all that, some dedicated residents refuse to leave their homes.


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