Nearly every building on the barrier island in Southwest Florida was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ian's 15-foot storm surge. It's left the town with almost a clean slate for redevelopment.
This year's hurricane season got off to a very slow start. But it only takes one big storm to wreak havoc. And climate change makes such storms more likely.
The town of North Port, Fla., was hit hard by Hurricane Ian, and then days of river flooding. As the waters start to recede, residents are starting to dry out and take stock of the damage.
This is an old debate and one the TV news industry seems to have already decided — but until someone is seriously injured doing this kind of reporting, it will continue.
People with disabilities, people who can't afford it and people who don't want to abandon their pets are among the many who can't easily get up and leave before a hurricane.
More people — and more buildings to house them, often in coastal areas — mean that a major hurricane could become more costly and destructive. That's raising concerns as Hurricane Ian approaches.