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Cape Coral residents prep seawalls ahead of storms

Tropical storms send water over seawalls and can flood people’s yards. They can also fill swales and send water running onto streets. That can make driving dangerous. Luckily, some in Cape Coral have already begun preparing for this season. A seawall contractor says homeowners around the Cape Coral Yacht Club, and those in SE Cape, […]

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Researchers on Sanibel were able to track Eta’s conditions in real time

One week after Eta hit Florida, people are getting back to normal after cleaning up from debris and flooding. Sanibel took the brunt of the storm with wind and storm surge. WINK News Environmental Reporter Stephanie Bryne explains how researchers on Sanibel were able to track the conditions of Eta in real-time. By the looks […]

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Stranger helps family after tree falls on their house

One homeowner says they’re shocked by the kindness of a stranger after a tree fell onto their house as Hurricane Eta ripped through. Not even 24 hours after WINK News first brought you this story, someone stepped in and helped the family. The sound of a woodchipper and the sight of men working in her […]

Sanibel business owners clean up after Eta

The cleanup continues after Hurricane Eta impacted Southwest Florida with very little notice. Business owners on Sanibel are working quickly in hopes things will be back to normal for vacationers this weekend. At Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages on Sanibel, workers spent Thursday shoveling a lot of sand. “Every now and then we’d come out […]

Storm resources, closures and important information

FORECAST: See the latest weather Eta forecast update here. NOTICES Power Outages Check power outages in Southwest Florida with interactive maps: LCEC: FPL: *NOTE: This page will be updated with openings as announcements are made.* Local government offices are closed Wednesday for Veterans Day. Collier County Collier County Public Schools will remain open […]