Information about the aftermath of Hurricane Ian can be found here.

Our reporters and photographers cover our communities and provide the latest developments in the recovery.

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8:30 p.m. | Multi-purpose, multi-agency disaster recovery center opening soon

A multi-purpose, multi-agency disaster recovery center will open in a few days at the Lakes Regional Library.

Amy Williams is a reporter for the News-Press.

7:06 p.m. | Property owners can take private boats to private docks on Sanibel

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. private boats can be taken to private docks on Sanibel. The only time people can be on the island is between the hours of 12 and 7.

Amy Williams is a reporter for the News-Press.

6:36 p.m. l Cape Coral musician soothes residents by performing

After Hurricane Ian, times are hard. If only for an hour or so, Bob Tabarrini has something that might help.

There is music He doesn't need a venue He was performing in a parking lot near a line for free hot food.

Tabarrini told the crowd that he was named Bob as hestrummed from the tailgate of his SUV. I'm here to play music.

The full story can be found here.

5:50 p.m. | Fort Myers Beach is 'like a war zone'

The residents of San Carlos Island were left to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian as Urban Search and Rescue teams surveyed the RV parks.

Cheryl said it was the most horrible thing she had ever heard.

When she arrived at the home she has been to for the past 16 years, she couldn't believe what had happened to it.

She described it as a warzone. I couldn't believe what I saw.

If they were still there, they had to sort through their stuff. She said the smell of the shrimp boats was horrible.

Residents were forced to pick up the pieces with little hope of a return to normal.

She was not far from her home. She described how difficult it was to see the water level rise where she was staying.

She said it was difficult. It freaked us out.

The stories of traumatic experiences and memories were common among the neighbors. It can seem like looking forward is pointless.

There is no way in the world that I can get back what I worked for my entire life.

Everyone was caught off guard by the storm.

No one was expecting this and now we have to get through it. We have to live.

5:43 p.m. | Life without power in Cape Coral

The people of Cape Coral are without power.

A wheelbarrow filled with ash and burnt wood can be seen at a typical house.

Anna has been without power for six days.

"We're going to end up cooking that way because we don't know where to get more propane," he said.

This is nothing like it. We were on a small island and you would think that it would be under, but we never lost power.

4:58 p.m. | Mobile hospital set up at Edison Mall in Fort Myers

There is an emergency department at the former Sears building that is open for services. The general public will be able to receive diagnosis and treatment of a variety of issues. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, residents should keep calling.

There is a mobile health clinic located at the Estero Recreation Center.

4:27 p.m. | Good news! Major progress on building road to Matlacha

The road is going back. As The News-Press / Naples Daily News staff floated by on a boat, they could see front loaders smoothing out the sand that had been dumped where Hurricane Ian carved a channel through Matlacha.

Workers were widening the channel to at least a quarter-acre wide. Matlacha residents had built a bridge. The sand is level with the road and construction equipment is moving around on it.

There will be a full story and photos soon.

3:53 p.m. | Lee Schools: Still no clarity on when classes will resume

It is not known when Lee County Schools will reopen as professional inspections of all schools began Monday.

We know how important the schools are to our families and we are going to do everything we can to open as soon as possible.

A professional assessment of Lee County Schools began Monday after an initial assessment.

The people who have the expertise to make determinations as to whether school buildings can be opened and re-inhabited by our young people are the ones.

The full story can be found here.

3:47 p.m. | Lee Health continues evacuations

Patients are still being evacuated from HealthPark Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center with hopes that they can be stopped soon.

All 149 children were evacuated from the Golisano Children's Hospital after 400 patients were transferred.

Premature babies make up 67 of the total.

More than a dozen premature babies have been delivered since the first evacuate.

Water pressure problems caused the hospital to be evacuated.

3:18 p.m. | Cape Coral landmark Big John damaged by Ian

Cape Coral's popular Big John statue was damaged during Hurricane Ian. The storm's winds twisted its torso and broke it free of its metal support structure. Now a metal pole juts from Big John's head.

During Hurricane Ian, the Big John statue was damaged.

Don't fret, Cape Coral, the statue will be fixed.

The owner of the plaza that bears Big John's name promises that he will restore it.

The full story can be found here.

3:01 p.m. | State: Stay away from water, submerged powerlines

The public is being told to stay away from water and submerged power lines.

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County said that the public utilities and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are performing assessments to locate and address any damage. Due to the large scale of flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ian, it is best to treat all flood waters with antibiotics.

2:10 p.m. | Water and electricity update from state EOC

Today's state EOC briefing was held inTallahassee.

Water and electricity may be restored to all homes, businesses, schools and hospitals in Southwest Florida by Sunday.

The director of Florida Emergency Management said they had a good plan.

Records show that less than 600,000 customers were without power. Lee County was about 60 percent out.

All but one of the 59 Florida counties that were closed because of Hurricane Ian are expected to reopen by the end of the week.

There are five counties that have the most to deal with. A lack of power and flooding are keeping students away.

Mark Glass, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said that the death toll from Hurricane Ian was 58.

The final toll is likely to be much higher.

Some people died from a heart attack because they couldn't get medical services.

More than 20,000 households completed shelter-in-place surveys as the storm approached. The state's chief information officer said limited cell phone and internet service is keeping many from reporting.

The death toll was not expected to go up much.

"We're somewhat confident we've had people check every address."

1:37 p.m. update: How to donate to Shuckers relief fund

This is what is left of Shuckers and the Cottage Bar on Fort Myers Beach.

How to make a donation.

1:04 p.m. Nikki Fried participates in flyover of damaged areas

StormWrappers puts a tarp on the roof of Southwest Baptist Church on McGregor Boulevard in south Fort Myers on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. The church is hoping to host a group of volunteers to serve the community later in the week.

12:02 p.m.|Imperial River receding

The Imperial River seems to have stopped rising and will hopefully drain soon as it is close to the lowest homes there.

The Imperial was flooded by storm surge.

The rain that fell over the 60,000 acres of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed ended up in the northeast.

Phil Flood is a spokesman for the South Florida Water Management District. The water goes into people's houses at 12.

The situation would have been worse if Ian hadn't rained.

Flood said that the river appears to be level. We hope it will come to an end.

The district is working with the city and county to improve drainage by removing debris from the river.

11:50 a.m. | FPL paints promising picture for power restoration

Eric Silagy is the CEO of Florida Power and Light.

Silagy gave a Monday morning update from the Imperial Club, which is close to the beach in Naples.

The power has been restored to almost 2 million customers. More than 80% of the company's customers have power. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power a week after Ian made landfall.

The reality of looting is setting in after Hurricane Ian. This photo was taken at Gary Road and Imperial Shores Blvd in Bonita springs.

11:16 a.m. | Warning from Dept. of Health

Southwest Floridians are being warned by the Florida Department of Health to be careful when they come into contact with polluted water.

The sewage systems and pump lifts failed during the storm.

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that lives in the sea water. During warmer months, thesebacteria grow quicker. There are sewage spills in coastal waters.

The email says that people with open wounds, cuts, or scratches can be exposed to vibrio vulnificus. Vibrio vulnificus has the ability to cause serious illness or death.

DOH suggests that people avoid coming into contact with the water.

Immediately clean and watch for wounds and cuts if you do. If the wound develops redness, seek medical attention.

A section of pavement from Pine Island Road along Matlacha appears gone Sunday October 02, 2022, after the impact of Hurricane Ian.

11:09 a.m. | Portable cell site delivered to Pine Island via helicopter

The AT&T network performed well after Hurricane Ian and crews have been working in the hardest hit areas to make repairs.

FirstNet loaded a portable cell site onto a helicopter to help with communications on Pine Island, where residents were stranded. First responders can get wireless service and residents can get wi-fi. Residents were able to call family to let them know they were safe within minutes of setting up.

AT & T has brought a portable cell site to Pine Island by helicopter on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

10:54 a.m. | Banking news

Truist has set up a Disaster Recovery Mobile Branch to help those affected by Hurricane Ian.

Both Truist and non-Truist customers can use the ATMs at the mobile branch.

The store is open 24 hours a day.

9:50 a.m. | LCEC's estimated times for power restoration

There are estimated times of restoration for most areas. It is possible that power will be restored sooner to the locations that can receive it.

  • Lee County is expected to be 95 percent restored by the end of the day on October 8.

  • Once access to the island is established, it will be determined how long the restoration will take.

  • Once access to the island is established, restoration times will be determined.

  • The county is expected to be 95 percent restored by the end of the day.

  • Marco Island is currently 40 percent restored. It is expected to be restored by the end of the day.

9:34 a.m. | Here is info on community food assistance in SWFL

You can see the post on Facebook.

Food assistance for Hurricane Ian.

9:08 a.m. | Here's the latest on curfews in Lee County

Read the full story here.

Aerial footage of damaged boats in Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian.

8:34 a.m. | Stunning video of flooding in downtown Fort Myers during Ian

The video can be seen here.

7:30 a.m. | Sanibel Lighthouse standing, but damaged

There were rumors that the Sanibel Lighthouse had fallen.

The house part is gone but the light is still there. The island was hit by a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds and an 8 to 15 foot storm surge.

The full story can be found here.

6:58 a.m. | LCEC power restoration update

Shrimping boat workers Javier Allan Lopez, left, 34, and Oriel Martinez Alvarado, 51, sit in the shade of one of the shrimp boats that some of their fellow workers sought shelter in during Hurricane Ian on Wednesday afternoon near Trico Shrimp Company in Fort Myers, FL., on Friday, September 30, 2022. With nowhere else to go, Alvarado said the workers resorted to moving from boat to boat as the storm made each successive vessel increasingly perilous.

More crews will be added to restore electric service in devastated communities.

Given the conditions of our service territory, the LCEC plan is to restore members' power as soon as possible. The resources being devoted to this monumental effort are appreciated by us.

The current restoration numbers are listed.

LCEC power restoration update for Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

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