What does Sanibel Island look like after Hurricane Ian? See for yourself




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:

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A damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian , Thursday, Sept.
A damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian , Thursday, Sept.  
A section of the damaged Sanibel Causeway seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept.
A section of the damaged Sanibel Causeway seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept.  
A section of the causeway leading to Sanibel, Fla.
A section of the causeway leading to Sanibel, Fla.  

This gallery will be updated.

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