Lee County just released updated information on the damage Ian caused when it made landfall as a category 4 Hurricane back on September 28th. With winds up to 155 mph, Ian was the largest hurricane to make landfall in Lee County and the fifth largest storm in U.S. history.
Initial damage assessments show Ian caused more than $7.3 billion in damage to residential and commercial structures. It impacted every county beach, all county parks, every traffic signal and generated about 12 million cubic yards of debris, with 6 million of that collected roadside in unincorporated areas. The storm left more than 130,000 in need of housing assistance.
The county has created a new website with updated information that focuses on Unincorporated Lee County, the areas that have not incorporated into municipalities. The information on the new website does not include: the City of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, the Village of Estero or Fort Myers Beach.
Data on the new website will be updated monthly.