Lee County Chairman foresees building back better after Hurricane Ian

Author: Katiuska Carrillo, Gulfshore Business
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Nearly six months since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, Lee County Chairman Brian Hamman presented the county’s progress and a plan for long-term restoration at a Real Estate Investment Society luncheon earlier this week in Fort Myers. 

“What that process looks like is, for the first six months, it was about responding to the emergency,” Hamman said. “[It was] emergency rescuing in the immediate aftermath of the storm, restoring services to people and then now, it’s just helping everybody get back to functional.” 

For the next six months, the focus will continue to be returning the county and its residents back to operational, he said. Then priorities will shift to long-term restoration.

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