NORTH FORT MYERS

Neighborhoods in North Fort Myers continue to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian tore through homes.

One woman who contacted WINK news says most of Sunrise Drive was under 2 to 5 feet of water. The homes have since been cleared of property and stripped of drywall. Strong winds tore down roofs and left streets full of debris, so that in some places houses are hard to see, and puddles full of mud.

If it weren’t for Samaritan’s Purse, the WINK woman said, the mostly elderly residents of Sunrise Drive would simply have to leave their homes.

Another resident, Dustin, spoke to WINK News anchor Annette Montgomery about how everyone is coping with the damage.

People who stayed in their homes during the storm climbed onto closets or onto roofs as mud and water poured down.

“No one expected this, but it’s unbelievable what happened in my neighborhood,” the woman wrote.