In East Naples, a 10-hour wait for rescue after Ian

Reporter: Rachel Cox-Rosen Writer: Melissa Montoya
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East Naples man tells story of 10-hour wait in attic post Ian. (CREDIT: WINK News)

An East Naples couple is feeling happy to be alive after escaping into their attic to avoid 3-feet of storm surge in their Collier County house during hurricane Ian.

They were in the attic for 10 hours with their bunny and cat before finally being rescued on a swamp buggy.

The two left their home and possessions behind, knowing they probably lost everything.

Descending from the attic, they saw chaos.

Their fridge was floating and everything they owned was waterlogged.

They were supposed to get married this weekend but Ian caused their wedding to be pushed back because their venue was destroyed. Financial problems also did not help.

Watch the couple’s story in the player above.

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