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Working toward recovery: Volunteers step up to help Bonita Springs flood victims

The sidewalk between McKenna and Saunders avenues in Bonita Springs is the site of a makeshift donation center. Thursday afternoon, a couple of tents shaded fresh produce, snacks, water and Styrofoam containers packed with meals. Hurricane Irma crested the Imperial River, flooding McKenna and Saunde

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 03:18:35

City, State working to address poor drainage in Bonita Springs

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., - Parts of Bonita Springs are still underwater, now more than a week after Hurricane Irma. Hundreds of homes have been damaged because of the water, many destroyed. "We just moved in," said Aldemar Solarte, a Bonita Springs resident. "10 days after, we had the hurricane so we

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-21 23:08:48

Bonita Springs prioritizes debris removal, seeks FEMA support

Bonita Springs City Council said at Wednesday's meeting that cleaning the city and helping residents return to their normal lives is its main goal. "Whatever we need to do to help residents, I am committed to doing," said Mayor Peter Simmons. Contractors experienced in debris removal have been hired

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:23:15

Bonita Springs residents return to moldy homes after Irma

Bonita Springs families are being forced to throw away just about everything. Pamela Goodall Shook spent an entire day tearing up her floors and busting down her drywall, all of which was recently renovated. "You know how Facebook gives you your memories from years ago? So from like two years ago e

NBC 2 - 2017-09-21 23:54:00

Flooding in Bonita Springs from Hurricane Irma

In Bonita Springs and other parts of Southwest Florida some roads are still closed due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irma. Residents that have lived in the area for over 30 years have never seen anything like this. Some will lose everything from the flooding and destruction left in the wake of Irm

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-19 14:02:14

Bonita Springs neighborhood remains flooded, without power

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. A Bonita Springs neighborhood remained flooded and without power more than one week after Hurricane Irma's devastation. BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. A Bonita Springs neighborhood remained flooded and without power more than one week after Hurricane Irma's devastation.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:15:48

Bonita Springs' Shangri-La resort, Buffalo Chips restaurant weather Hurricane Irma

Though parts of Bonita Springs remained flooded Tuesday - more than a week after Hurricane Irma roared across Southwest Florida - some of the city's venerable institutions weathered the storm. The Shangri-La Springs, a historic resort in downtown Bonita Springs, sustained "zero damage" to its buildi

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:49:23

Bonita Springs residents describe being 'left alone' with 'no help'

Families are feeling desperate in Bonita Springs. "It's been a nightmare, been left alone here. No help, no nothing," said Greg Selias, a Bonita Springs resident. Floodwater from the Imperial River is barely receding. "It's devastating to see how much destruction it did, and clean up needs to be

NBC 2 - 2017-09-20 00:42:00

FGCU and FAU students cleaning research facility post-Hurricane Irma

Bishop Verot High School is still without power, but more than 200 volunteers took to the Fort Myers campus Wednesday to help clean the site of Hurricane Irma debris. If power is restored, Bishop Verot will open Monday. Pam McCabe/news-press.com About 20 students are participating today in a post-H

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:04:15

Remaining SWFL shelter population struggling but grateful, resilient

They lost their homes to flooding. One person is in the middle of a custody battle for her children and hasn't seen them since Hurricane Irma struck. Another person lost his home in eastern Collier County to a fire in late July and is homeless. Some of the people still residing in Southwest Florida

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:28:39

Autopsy completed of man who died in police custody after Irma curfew arrest

The autopsy of a Chokoloskee man who died in police custody after being arrested for violating the Hurricane Irma curfew has been completed, but the findings are not being released because of an active criminal investigation, according to authorities. The Collier County Medical Examiner has released

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:44:18

What Southwest Florida renters need to know after Hurricane Irma

If you're a Southwest Florida renter with a home damaged during Hurricane Irma, Florida law gives you the right to demand repairs from your landlord or withhold rent payments. But if your residence was leveled by the storm - like the at least 20 families in Immokalee whose trailer homes were reduced

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:34:14

Collier County fails to initially report pollution notices after sewage leaks

Dozens of sewage spills across Collier County were never reported to state officials, as required by Florida law until the NBC 2 Investigators started pressing for answers. While nearly everyone in the county was aware of the issues with wastewater backup, county utility officials were not reporting

NBC 2 - 2017-09-22 03:16:00

Trump: 'Florida's working very hard'

President Donald Trump, center, tours a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Irma, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Naples, Fla. Walking to the right of the President is Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Behind the President is Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP P

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 15:11:28

Harry Chapin Food Bank to hold emergency food pantry

NAPLES, Fla-- The Harry Chapin Food Bank will be handing out supplies from an Emergency Mobile Pantry for those impacted by Irma on Thursday, September 21. The group says their pantry will set up at the Whistlers Cove Apartments on Whistlers Cove Blvd in Naples from 4:00-6:00 pm. For those who wan

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-21 13:26:48

After Hurricane Irma, many ask: How safe are shelters?

NAPLES - Residents of the Naples Estates mobile home park beamed and cheered when President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott strolled amid piles of shredded aluminum three days after Hurricane Irma to buck up residents and hail the work of emergency responders. But almost nobody had anything good to

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 09:00:00

Visitors may now walk Naples Pier, but fishing end remains blocked

Part of the Naples Pier reopened Thursday, but access to prized fishing spots on the public facility's west end remains blocked indefinitely in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The extent of the damage first became clear at noon Thursday when Naples crews opened the pier west to the conc

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 21:40:53

Naples cancels boil water notice; water now safe to drink within city

Water for customers within the Naples city limits is now safe to drink. The city also lifted its advisory for all utilities customers outside the city limits, except for the area bounded by U.S. 41 and Goodlette-Frank Road, between Illinois Avenue and Pine Ridge Road. More: Boil water notice lifte

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 21:18:41

Boil water notice partially lifted for Naples

NAPLES, Fla. A precautionary boil water notice was lifted Thursday for most FGUA customers in the City of Naples. But customers located east of U.S. 41 and west of Goodlette Road, between Illinois Drive and Pine Ridge Road, are still under a boil water notice, city officials said. Collier County Uti

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 14:50:07

Editorial: Two historic reasons now to remember September 2017

Decades into the future, September 2017 will be remembered as a historic month in Southwest Florida for more than one reason. Hurricane Irma is one. Now, Edison Farms is another. At a time Category 3 Hurricane Irma has brought destruction and despair to many corners of Southwest Florida, we were loo

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:05:08