With southwest Florida reeling from Hurricane Ian’s destruction, hotels and resorts across Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva took to social media to offer limited updates.
The scenario on the Sanibel and Captiva islands seems particularly dire. In accordance to experiences, the Sanibel Causeway, which connects each islands to the Florida mainland, has partly collapsed.
In a Facebook publish, the Sanibel Moorings Vacation resort acknowledged that the scope of damage on Sanibel Island remained unidentified.
Look at out these photos of the Sanibel Causeway that was ruined by Hurricane Ian. The causeway is the only way to get to or from Sanibel and Captiva Islands to the state’s mainland. pic.twitter.com/54b2xK25D4
— WTVG 13abc (@13abc) September 29, 2022
“It could be quite a few times till we are ready to safely and securely return to Sanibel to entry the circumstance and open up the business,” the home reported. “Centered on what we are listening to and seeing, we do not feel we will be open for organization until eventually upcoming 7 days, at the pretty earliest.
Sanibel Moorings included that it would be reaching out to person friends with reservations in the fast long term.
Captiva’s South Seas Island Resort confirmed the causeway collapse on Fb, although incorporating that it anticipated damage to the home to be “substantial.”
“With no access to the island, we are not able to assess the condition of the resort and anticipate it will be numerous days before we have a lot more facts,” claimed South Seas Island Vacation resort. “We know it will be some time prior to we can welcome company back to South Seas, and we will be in contact with visitors with reservations in the days forward.”
Meanwhile, on its Facebook site the Margaritaville Resort Fort Myers Beach front, which is now below building, called the storm’s aftermath a “catastrophe of biblical proportions.”
The Margaritaville, on the other hand, additional that it was “undeterred” and prepared to “do anything we can to help [Fort Myers Beach] rebuild.”