BONIT RESOURCES

The town of Bonita Springs was one of many in Southwest Florida that was hit hard by Hurricane Ian.

The city’s deputy mayor, Mike Gibson, is driving around the city reporting the damage.

In Bonita Beach, Gibson said FDOt crews are working to clear sections of road to help FPL, residents and emergency responders have better access to the area.

He also showed the damage live on Facebook that you can watch here or in the post below.

Deputy Mayor Gibson said people with loved ones from the Bonita Beach area who are missing can call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000 to help locate missing people.

Bonita Springs knows that flooding on the Imperial River is a concern for residents who live nearby. Deputy Mayor Gibson also reported on the river Facebook.

Gibson said the city is not yet calling for an evacuation of the area. They said they are advising people near water to watch for rising water levels.

The city has a home buyback program in flood-prone areas for people who want to sell their homes. Deputy Mayor Gibson said homeowners were notified of the program ahead of the storm and can find more information at City of Bonita Springs website.