Sanibel Island was a perfect escape for many people from South Florida. A place to pick shells, see nature, have a good meal, kick back in the sand.
Now it's a disaster zone.
Hurricane Ian washed over the beloved island Wednesday, cleaving away a section of the only causeway from the mainland, leaving scarred asphalt and ruined property. It's unclear if anyone died.
Here are some early photos of the rescue operation and the devastation:
This gallery will be updated.