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Hurricane Guide 2022

Goodwill to sponsor job fair, resource day

Hurricane Ian hit more than four months ago, but many Southwest Florida residents are still dealing with the aftermath trying to put their homes, their businesses and their lives back together. To help the community in their recovery efforts, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL), ...

Tell your Hurricane Ian story

Where were you? How did you fare? What have you learned? Who became your hero? In partnership with The Alliance for the Arts, Gulf Coast Writers Association invites stories written by those who survived Hurricane Ian, those who volunteered in its aftermath, and those who witnessed heroic ...

Helping the helper: United Way, Bank of the West donate RV to school counselor

A Lee County school counselor whose home was rendered uninhabitable after Hurricane Ian now has an RV to call home, thanks to a partnership between United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades, Bank of the West and North Trail RV. Mercilia Valerice, a school counselor at Fort Myers Middle Academy, ...

Hurricane Ian hammers bee population

In addition to devastation to infrastructure and property, Hurricane Ian also greatly impacted wildlife. That includes bees. According to the University of Florida Entomology Department, up to 400,000 bee hives were lost during Hurricane Ian -- a substantial number that will have impacts ...

FEMA 2.0 info session to be held

Want to know more about what recent flood rezoning means for you? Cape Coral residents can attend a FEMA 2.0 Community Meeting on Jan. 31 at the Kiwanis Club to get information pertaining to flood insurance. FEMA Hazard Mitigation and Crew Lead Jeffery Parker will be present at the meeting to ...

Captiva Chapel by the Sea to resume in-person services following hurricane

The Captiva Chapel by the Sea will resume its in-person Sunday service on Jan. 29. Marking its 74th season, the chapel typically holds its services from November through April. Following Hurricane Ian's landfall in late September, it began posting services on its website and Facebook page in ...

Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral to host FEMA 2.0 Community Meeting Tuesday

The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral will present a FEMA 2.0 Community Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. This educational meeting will address the National Flood Insurance Program's new pricing methodology called Risk Rating ...

Eight tips for appealing a FEMA determination letter

Weeks ago, you applied for federal disaster assistance. FEMA responded with a letter outlining the of types of assistance you are eligible or ineligible to receive. Read the letter carefully to understand FEMA’s decision and learn how to appeal if you disagree. Many times, FEMA just needs a ...