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What does Sanibel Island look like after Hurricane Ian? See for yourself

Miami Herald logo Miami Herald 10/2/2022 Jeff Kleinman, Miami Herald

Sanibel Island was a perfect escape for many people from South Florida. A place to pick shells, see nature, have a good meal, kick back in the sand.

Now it’s a disaster zone.

Hurricane Ian washed over the beloved island Wednesday, cleaving away a section of the only causeway from the mainland, leaving scarred asphalt and ruined property. It’s unclear if anyone died.

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Here are some photos and videos of the rescue operation and the devastation along Sanibel:

READ MORE: Here’s how to check Hurricane Ian’s damage using NOAA satellite images.

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