The Weather Authority 2022 hurricane special: Bracing for Impact
With each hurricane season seeming more ominous than the next, one of nature’s most destructive forces, year after year, closes in on Florida. It takes only one hurricane to hit your community for it to be a bad year. Protecting your home and family, and knowing when to get out become paramount as a storm […]
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale rates storms by categories 1 through 5 based on their intensity. These categories may change as a hurricane becomes stronger or weaker during the course of the storm
WINK NEWS Storm Coverage
Fort Myers Beach continues recovering from Hurricane Ian
The message to people hit hardest by Hurricane Ian on Fort Myers Beach is, knock it down we will rebuild.
Mexico Beach’s post-Hurricane Michael recovery holds lessons for Southwest Florida
Places like Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel, shaken to their foundations when Hurricane Ian swept through, can learn a lot from the rebuilding efforts in Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael steamrolled the Bay County town in 2018.
Drywall giveaway for repairs on Fort Myers Beach in wake of Ian
Picking up all the pieces after a devastating storm like Ian can take a long time, and a large portion of Fort Myers Beach is still destroyed and needs to be rebuilt. But there is help out there. People are waiting in long lines getting drywall put back in their homes. 7,000 sheets of drywall […]
WINK News Exclusive: Look inside the new Bruno’s of Brooklyn location
A popular restaurant in downtown Fort Myers is giving WINK News an exclusive look inside its new spot. Bruno’s shut down nine days before Hurricane Ian but then had to gut the entire place after the storm. The owners of Bruno’s told WINK News the new location would feature all of the exact special touches […]
FEMA villages returning to Charlotte County
Leaders in Charlotte County are transforming temporary sites into FEMA villages after the commission unanimously voted in favor of the FEMA villages. This comes despite a commissioner telling WINK News he didn’t want to create these villages because of all the crime they attracted after Hurricane Charley. As of Tuesday, there are still more than […]