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Posted: 09/29/22 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope they changed plans and got out prior to landfall. From all news reports Fort Myers was just about ground zero. With the storm surge and class 4 winds it is unlikely a class C provided much protection.

If anyone knows anything about the member let us all know.

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I hope they are alright as well.


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Ya, sure hope they got out before Ian came a visiting.

A quick post Ian update from Fort Myers, FL:

Looking out the window (downtown Fort Myers), looks like about half the boats in Old Bridge Marina at the north end of the Edison bridge are sunk.

Can't see the Fort Myers Municipal Marina from here, but they should have faired better, as the highest winds were from their shore/no fetch.

Homes in many areas of Fort Myers had 4+' of water in them from the tide surge. There is a 25' fishing boat is washed up on First Street.

The bridge over to Sanibel Island is missing a span of over 100 yards (according to local TV station who had film from that location) so no vehicle access on and off Sanibel or Captiva-- probably for a long time.

The TV station across the street recorded winds over 100 MPH.

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I'm hearing the worse storm in over a 100 years. Terrible.


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wolfe10 wrote:



A quick post Ian update from Fort Myers, FL:

Looking out the window (downtown Fort Myers), looks like about half the boats in Old Bridge Marina at the north end of the Edison bridge are sunk.

Can't see the Fort Myers Municipal Marina from here, but they should have faired better, as the highest winds were from their shore/no fetch.


Top picture and next to last picture is the marina right across the Caloosahatchee River from us (mentioned above). Looks like my estimate of number of boats damages was way low.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topsto........4T?cvid=66a57afd5cc049b19a4204693a299ae2

Legacy Harbor Marina near downtown Fort Myers faired even worse.

But, the good news-- our Bald Eagle with nest on the north side of the river flew by a few minutes ago-- probably looking for confused fish.

* This post was edited 09/29/22 02:21pm by wolfe10 *

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There is a very popular RV park called Red Coconut on Fort Myers Beach. Has anyone heard how they fared?


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I hope they got away as well. In the post about riding it out, I couldn't really understand why he said he couldn't leave, with it being around 48 hours before landfall.

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Like 30 people died most of them drowning and many were senior citizens.
It’s proof that not all people are smart enough or have enough of their faculties to get out of the way of a very slow moving train.
And it’s not just the elderly or indigent. It’s just human nature.


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