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Ian leaves dozens dead as focus turns to rescue, recovery

Oct 1, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: Oct 2, 2022, 8:05 am
Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical e...

Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of Florida residents left their flooded and splintered homes by boat and by air on Saturday as rescuers continued to search for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ian, while authorities in South Carolina and North Carolina began taking stock of their losses.

The death toll from the storm, one of the strongest hurricanes by wind speed to ever hit the U.S., grew to more than four dozen, with 47 deaths confirmed in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba. The storm weakened Saturday as it rolled into the mid-Atlantic, but not before it washed out bridges and piers, hurdled massive boats into buildings onshore and sheared roofs off homes, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

The bulk of the deaths confirmed in Florida were from drowning in storm waters, but others from Ian’s tragic aftereffects. An older couple died when they lost power and their oxygen machines shut off, authorities said.

As of Saturday, more than 1,000 people had been rescued from flooded areas along Florida’s southwestern coast alone, Daniel Hokanson, a four-star general and head of the National Guard, told The Associated Press while airborne to Florida.

Later in the evening, the White House announced that President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden would travel to Florida on Wednesday. No other details of Biden’s visit were immediately released.

Chris Schnapp was at the Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers on Saturday, waiting to see whether her 83-year-old mother-in-law had been evacuated from Sanibel Island. A pontoon boat arrived carrying a load of passengers from the island — with suitcases and animals in tow — but Schnapp’s mother-in-law was not among them.

“She stayed on the island. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law own two businesses over there. They evacuated. She did not want to go,” Schnapp said. Now, she said, she wasn’t sure if her mother-in-law was still on the island or had been taken to a shelter somewhere.

On Pine Island, the largest barrier island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, houses were reduced to splinters and boats littered roadways as a volunteer rescue group went door-to-door, asking residents if they wanted to be evacuated. People described the horror of being trapped in their homes as water kept rising.

“The water just kept pounding the house and we watched, boats, houses — we watched everything just go flying by,” Joe Conforti said as he fought back tears. He said if it wasn’t for his wife, who suggested they get up on a table to avoid the rising water, he wouldn’t have made it: “I started to lose sensibility, because when the water’s at your door and it’s splashing on the door and you’re seeing how fast it’s moving, there’s no way you’re going to survive that.”

River flooding posed a major challenge at times to rescue and supply delivery efforts. The Myakka River washed over a stretch of Interstate 75, forcing a traffic-snarling highway closure for a while. The key corridor links Tampa to the north with the hard-hit southwest Florida region that straddles Port Charlotte and Fort Myers. Later Saturday, state officials said, water levels had receded enough that I-75 could be fully reopened.

While rising waters in Florida’s southwest rivers have crested or are near cresting, the levels aren’t expected to drop significantly for days, said National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Fleming in Tampa.

Elsewhere, South Carolina’s Pawleys Island — a beach community roughly 75 miles (115 kilometers) up the coast from Charleston — was among the places hardest hit. Power remained knocked out to at least half of the island Saturday.

Eddie Wilder, who has been coming to Pawleys Island for more than six decades, said Friday’s storm was “insane.” He said waves as high as 25 feet (7.6 meters) washed away the local pier, an iconic landmark.

“We watched it hit the pier and saw the pier disappear,” said Wilder, whose house 30 feet (9 meters) above the ocean stayed dry inside. “We watched it crumble and and watched it float by with an American flag.”

The Pawleys pier was one of at least four along South Carolina’s coast destroyed by battering winds and rain. Meanwhile, the intracoastal waterway was strewn with the remnants of several boat houses knocked off their pilings.

John Joseph, whose father built the family’s beige beach house in 1962, said Saturday he was elated to return from Georgetown — which took a direct hit. He found his Pawleys Island home entirely intact.

“Thank God these walls are still here, and we feel very blessed that this is the worst thing,” he said of sand that had swept under his home. “What happened in Florida — gosh, God bless us. If we’d had a Category 4, I wouldn’t be here.”

In North Carolina, the storm claimed four lives and mostly downed trees and power lines, leaving over 280,000 people statewide without power at one point Saturday morning, officials said. The outages were down sharply hours later, after crews worked to restore power.

Two of the North Carolina deaths were from storm-related vehicle crashes, while officials said a man drowned when his truck plunged into a swamp and another was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in a garage.

At Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers, charter boat captain Ryan Kane inspected damage to two boats Saturday. The storm surge pushed several boats and a dock onshore. He said the boat he owns was totaled so he couldn’t use it to help rescue people. Now, he said, it would be a long time before he’d be chartering fishing clients again.

“There’s a hole in the hull. It took water in the motors. It took water in everything,” he said, adding: “You know boats are supposed to be in the water, not in parking lots.”

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Kinnard reported from Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Associated Press contributors include Freida Frisaro in Miami; Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee, Florida; Gerald Herbert in Pine Island, Florida; Mike Pesoli in Lehigh Acres, Florida; Sarah Rankin in Richmond, Virginia; and Amy Forliti in Minneapolis.

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              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Physician Karen Calkins tends to Mona Guibord, 94, as she waits to be evacuated from Pine Island, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Tony Rivera carries items recovered from his family's waterlogged car through receding flood waters still filling a street in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, three days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Docks on the the inlet between Pawleys Island and the mainland show damage following winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson, left background, helps Maria Zoltac into the back of his truck as her sister Susan, Zoltac, left, makes herself comfortable with her dogs after being rescued from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Furniture and personal items lie jumbled in the living room of Nita Ross, 79, as she returns to her mobile home for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Ross' home stayed on its foundations, unlike those of some of her neighbors, but storm flooding almost to the height of the ceiling destroyed most of her possessions and household items. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              This is an aerial view of a damaged trailer park after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Damage to a trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Pylons from the storied Pawleys Island Pier lie on the shore on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Pawleys Island, S.C. Winds and surge from Hurricane Ian broke apart the pier on Friday, scattering its pieces along expanses of the nearby beach. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Steve Gibson loads a dog into the back of his pickup truck after it was rescued along with it's owners from Sanibel Island Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Maryann Loh walks down the dock after being rescued from Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Rescue personnel lift a body recovered from Sanibel Island to a dock for transport to the medical examiner Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              Businesses near the beach lie in ruins as others were completely swept away, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Holly Ciaglia, left, kisses her partner Evan Mackay after they found, then lost, and found again their unbroken bottle of champagne, bought to celebrate their new life in Fort Myers Beach, in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              A child runs under a fallen tree from the effects from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Businesses near the beach lie in ruins as others were completely swept away, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Holly Ciaglia, left, kisses her partner Evan Mackay after they found, then lost, and found again their unbroken bottle of champagne, bought to celebrate their new life in Fort Myers Beach, in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              A child runs under a fallen tree from the effects from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Businesses near the beach lie in ruins as others were completely swept away, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Holly Ciaglia, left, kisses her partner Evan Mackay after they found, then lost, and found again their unbroken bottle of champagne, bought to celebrate their new life in Fort Myers Beach, in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              A child runs under a fallen tree from the effects from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Businesses near the beach lie in ruins as others were completely swept away, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Holly Ciaglia, left, kisses her partner Evan Mackay after they found, then lost, and found again their unbroken bottle of champagne, bought to celebrate their new life in Fort Myers Beach, in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              A child runs under a fallen tree from the effects from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Debbie and Lou Evans push their dog Brody on a hotel luggage cart they found amidst the wreckage, as they come to check on their home, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              A powerboat lies atop a tall pile of debris from destroyed beachfront homes and businesses, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Damaged airplanes and hangars are seen at the Punta Gorda Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, in Punta Gorda, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              A damaged airplane is seen at the Punta Gorda Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, in Punta Gorda, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              An airplane lies in a ditch at the Punta Gorda Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, in Punta Gorda, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Local muralist Candy Miller, left, embraces Ana Kapel, the manager of the Pier Peddler, a gift shop that sold women's fashions, as she becomes emotional at the site of what used to be the store on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
            
              Eduardo Tocuya carries a dog he recovered in hopes of reuniting it with its owners, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            John Quigley carries a piece of artwork made by his daughter, the only thing he found to salvage from his collapsed home, as he pulls his girlfriend's son Sebastian in a cart while walking off the island, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Shrimp boats lie jumbled together and run aground two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in the San Carlos Island area of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) In this photo taken with a drone, debris from destroyed buildings swept from the beachfront lies amid damaged homes, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Holly Ciaglia, left, kisses her partner Evan Mackay after they found, then lost, and found again their unbroken bottle of champagne, bought to celebrate their new life in Fort Myers Beach, in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) A figurine rests on debris in the wreckage of Red Coconut RV Park, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Friends seeing each other for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Ian stop to embrace, as they walk and bike on the island to collect belongings from whatever remains of their homes, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers walk with Bobby, right, and Sue Stillwell, left, to retrieve their luggage from a third-floor beachfront condo, as FWC officials help the couple to evacuate, after Hurricane Ian tore through about one week into the couple's planned three month vacation, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) An Estero Island resident carries empty jerrycans as he walks to get off the island in search of gas, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Jordan, right, and Chris Libak of south Fort Myers pilot their boat as the couple and their friends volunteer to do wellness checks and provide assistance to people isolated in their homes, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) A road is completely filled with a tall pile of debris from destroyed beachfront homes and businesses, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) A classic sports car sits where it landed during the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Holly Ciaglia looks for her and her partner Evan Mackay's personal belongings on the ground two days after their mobile home was destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Ian, at Red Coconut RV Park in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. After visiting Fort Myers Beach for 18 years, the couple had finally decided to move there for good, purchasing in Red Coconut three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Men walk past destroyed homes and debris as they walk to survey damage to other properties, two days after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) A massive tree split during the winds and rains of Hurricane Ian bends over power lines and spills out into the street on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Waters from a rain-swollen pond cover grass and a foot path around Quarterman Park in North Charleston, S.C., after Hurricane Ian brought sheets of rain to the area. Earlier Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster said there had been no reported deaths in the state associated with the storm, which made landfall as a Category 2 storm. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Wind gusts, blowing down King Street, twist umbrellas during Hurricane Ian in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post and Courier via AP) Flood waters cover the street of the South Battery in Charleston, S.C., during Hurricane Ian on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Brad Nettles/The Post and Courier via AP) A massive tree split during the winds and rains of Hurricane Ian bends over power lines and spills out into the street, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) FEMA USAR South Florida Task Force 2 rescue team members evacuate John Van Fleet, who has a very swollen right leg, on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Van Fleet said even though he had an injured leg, "Physically, I'm OK; mentally, I'm a basket case." Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) John Van Fleet, who has a very swollen right leg, is evacuated from his home by FEMA USAR South Florida Task Force 2 rescue team members on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Van Fleet said even though he had an injured leg, "Physically, I'm OK; mentally, I'm a basket case." Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) The Times Square area near the Lynn Hall Pier has been reduced to rubble on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) FEMA USAR South Florida Task Force 2 rescue team members evacuate John Van Fleet, who has a very swollen right leg, on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Van Fleet said even though he had an injured leg, "Physically, I'm OK; mentally, I'm a basket case." Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Ana Kapel walks through what is left of the Times Square area near the Lynn Hall Pier on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen in St. James City, Fla., on Pine Island, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Emergency workers walk past the remains of a clothing store, blown out by Hurricane Ian, in the Times Square area near the Lynn Hall Pier on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Island residents await evacuation on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Island residents await evacuation on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) A woman hands a box through a hole in her garage door on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen in St. James City, Fla., on Pine Island, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Island residents walk around the downtown area on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

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