Scott Joyner has lived in Punta Gorda his entire life.

He survived Charley in 2004, when the hurricane was one of four hurricanes to hit Florida that year.

Jan was different.

“It was nine hours of beating,” said Carpenter.

The Category 4 hurricane that tore through Southwest Florida on Wednesday was unlike any other.

Although Charlotte County has not reported any deaths related to the storm, the storm has left its mark.

Power lines across Deep Creek are down while flooding continues to affect the surrounding area.

In Punta Gorda, the Emerald Lake community woke up Saturday to clean up.

Roofs were piled on top of cars as people dug through the rubble.

At the Muscle Car City distribution center, cars lined up for food, water, ice and tarps.

The distribution center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 10175 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.

A second distribution site at Charlotte Sports Park will also be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at 2300 El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte.

Charlotte County also has a call center at the Emergency Operations Center that takes calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call center provides up-to-date information and resources about Hurricane Ian. You can call them at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320. You can also find more information on by clicking here.