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Pine Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

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  • Mark Filter
    Mark Filter Bulan Yang lalu +208

    I grew up on Pine Island (St. James City). Though I moved away after joining the military, my heart is heavy with the devastation post Hurricane Ian. "Islanders support islanders"! Please don't let the coverage only shine on Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach. Continue to include Matlacha and Pine Island like you all did in this segment. You are doing a great service to the community when equal coverage is distributed for all who are impacted by this storm. Thank you!

    • sarahireneo
      sarahireneo Bulan Yang lalu

      @Tigger they didn't let people near matlacha for the first like 24 hours after the hurricane, my comment was from 2 weeks ago

    • Tigger
      Tigger Bulan Yang lalu

      @sarahireneo The police didn't need to block the road. What are you talking about?

    • M A
      M A Bulan Yang lalu

      Heres why. Again be peaceful. We have a nonviolent plan being inacted globally. The businesses and all the people when interviewed in all brevard say its a biker mafia that runs their town and their is no rule of law. I came with body cameras, legal documents, lawyer services. Then finally the vendors said, "look dude orders come from the top around here for everything. Even if you beat us up or kill us they will just find a legal way to kill you. Thats how the mafia takes out its foes in these areas. They say yes or no, and we have to obide. This was the mechanic. He said they troll you thru the vendors and try go get you to lash out while following you with undercovers who are armed. They will tease you endlessly thru the communication lines trying to say its mental health. They have seen them surround grown men at gun point and even kill them, strap them to hospital beds and all to keep them imprisoned while they basically drain your resources if they want your wife and or car. Or if you arent welcome in their town. There is no way to beat them and just pay the mechanic shakedowns as they balance the books and force recovery church lifestyles on you. He said dont shoot the messenger and he wishes me the best. This was multiple mechanics around town including tire kingdom. They even control the doctors and the chamber of commerces, firemen police hospitals all have an alliance with farmers mechanics etc. I hope this is not true. But it could be from my experiences in brevard melbourne florida. I think they were trying to tease me to get me to lashout to evict or legally kill, entrap me with odd nonstop scenerios that seem ubelievable. Since they see all the big tech, and can track car too. You cannot beat them. They are basically all slaves trapped. Its ashame if true. Very corrupt and very few jobs that even got close to being a living wage. It was implied also they do this to leverage young attractive couples into marriage or prostitution. Again this is what the concensus is. I can go with tim pool and others, take a test car subject like myself. Strap bodycams to them and do an undercover investigation. I would have to have international protections or be granted titled of senator or congressman before id even attempt such so that i can have unique protections during the investigations. The entire brevard county is corrupt so the concensus goes. I can only hope this reaches the hands of a stronger adversary to come free all of us. Its no different than an afghanistan prison break, once you breach their parimeters you will have 80 percent of the town or more ready to take up arms to assist.

    • Linda Hollfelder
      Linda Hollfelder Bulan Yang lalu

      Stop being rediculous ! It's not worth ppl risking their lives to help you. Cut your losses & go to the shelter. Start over some where that hurricanes won't hit! All of fl is an pinensila which is @ risk but this island doesn't stand a chance against a cat 3,4,or 5 hurricane.prayers your way!'

    • Timothah Molone
      Timothah Molone Bulan Yang lalu

      Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.......THEY HAD IT ALL, NOW IT'S GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S A RACIST STATE. THEY WILL NEVER REPENT OR HUMBLE THEMSELVES.

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott Bulan Yang lalu +80

    of the dozens of reports i've seen, this was _by far_ the most well done: sincere, direct, and real upon a pure foundation of humanity. my mom is less than 25 miles from this island, but the devastation here is 5-10 times greater.

    • Think Casting
      Think Casting Bulan Yang lalu

      ooooh, tom scott is the man with opinions to share.

    • Tom Scott
      Tom Scott Bulan Yang lalu

      @Tina Rebecca I'm fine. Momsie's place too a hit tho

    • Tina Rebecca
      Tina Rebecca Bulan Yang lalu

      @Chase hey how are you doing

    • Chase
      Chase Bulan Yang lalu +1

      My little brother Kirk is the photojournalist that filmed Evan and edited this story. Our parents live in Bokeelia and I know how important and emotional it was for him to work on this

    • Tina Rebecca
      Tina Rebecca Bulan Yang lalu

      Hey how are you

  • Monte Rock
    Monte Rock Bulan Yang lalu +124

    I really appreciate hearing this report. So much of the reporting I've watched has been focused on the damage to property, infrastructure, etc. It's good to hear reporting about the people and what they're going through; so many people adversely impacted by this storm! Take care of the people first then take care of the property.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @JP Burnez - authorities in Lee County delayed evacuation orders until a day before Ian hit, Tuesday - a day after the National Weather Service had issued a formal warning, and a day after the surrounding counties had ordered evacuations -- and also in contradiction to their own emergency plan. This was crucial for many people, as the evacuation came the day before landfall, while many were at work -- and by that time inland hotels and such were already full and the roads out were completely gridlocked. And these are largely working class people on Pine Island and Matlacha - they might not have easily had a place to go. Also many had been through hurricanes before, and been able to protect things they wouldn't have if they had left, so how would they necessarily know this was different if the County was not making it sound urgent? I have a friend on Pine Island, and she did evacuate, but would never criticize someone who didn't. Your experience in other places and other storms is not the same as what happened here. No one was begging these people to leave. You seem really heartless. Also, the people saying they are being forgotten were both on island and evacuated. If it took so long for response with people stranded on the islands, imagine how much longer if no one had been there? You see all this destruction and don't feel for the people who lost everything? All you can do is yell at them? That's just sad.

    • Peggy Leslie
      Peggy Leslie Bulan Yang lalu +2

      You missed the whole point of their story about their island! The damage their island sustained and needs of the people on the island now are being ignored, whether they stayed or not. The focus has all been on the touristy money making areas. Sanibel beach and St Myers were in the same situation and everyone is focusing on them and helping them, whether they stayed or not.
      You don’t need to be a “I told you so” *&+! Your comment is only hurtful, not helpful.

    • Paula Hunter
      Paula Hunter Bulan Yang lalu

      So sad😭😭😭😭

    • JP Burnez
      JP Burnez Bulan Yang lalu +2

      All these people were asked to evacuate that island for the dangerous situation! Even the First Responders were transporting people to shelters, hospitals and pet friendly shelters. The Governor and First Responders said that there would be a time that first RESPONDERS would not be able to go out to help people. Still, even on those times people don't want to leave.
      I am a retired Cop from a tactical unit, worked during major hurricanes and solid storms and it is incredible how stubborn some people can be even when WE BASICALLY BEGGED THEM TO LEAVE THOSE DANGEROUS PLACES!
      But now...... They say they are forgotten? OK!
      It is sad watching that mother with all that pain for the loss of her daughter. 🙏🕊

    • Louken Thompson
      Louken Thompson Bulan Yang lalu

      Just a bunch of crazies running natives off of their fishing grounds and building houses soon to become garbage dumps. What you’re witnessing is a result of habitat destruction. Build inland and the coastline protects from these natural occurrences; build on the coastline and these natural occurrences become “DISASTERS”. 100 year old real estate scam!!

  • Evan Dean
    Evan Dean Bulan Yang lalu +45

    UPDATE: I was able to get in touch with a family member and Susan & Jim DID make it off Pine Island.
    “We have been safely evacuated by Coast Guard to Cape Coral. Staying with friends who have a generator,” is the message sent to me by their family.

    • Think Casting
      Think Casting Bulan Yang lalu

      WINK news studio flooded and Matt(baby gorilla) the weatherman wasn't able to predict it. Why can't you report this story. It's vital for the community.

    • Green Brown77
      Green Brown77 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      EXCELLENT job on this story. My first journalism job was at the Fort Myers News-Press.

  • Jess H
    Jess H Bulan Yang lalu +83

    My heart is breaking for that mother. Omg I can't imagine. We all need to come together as a community and help

    • Think Casting
      Think Casting Bulan Yang lalu

      oooh, tell us about your emotions jess. 🤣🤣

    • Brenda Renfree
      Brenda Renfree Bulan Yang lalu

      @Jess H they're being morons

    • Brenda Renfree
      Brenda Renfree Bulan Yang lalu

      @jen zydyk why are you being so damn rude! 🤡

    • jen zydyk
      jen zydyk Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Jess H people don't acquire beach front homes and yachts by being generous. plenty of people suffer every day from lack of health care and environmental pollution. why help the rich?

    • Jess H
      Jess H Bulan Yang lalu +5

      @jen zydyk why would I capitalize on people's struggles. I meant get things together and get them to those who are in desperate need. I live here. I would never try to take advantage of people. My whole family is coming good tomorrow and taking it to areas where people have nothing. Not even a hot meal. But that will only help for a moment. We need to gather supplies and food and help them as in give it to them for free. No money, no capitalize anything

  • Sara's Weight loss Journey
    Sara's Weight loss Journey Bulan Yang lalu +48

    Oh my goodness as soon as that woman started talking about her daughter and how her daughter was gone and passed away I just started sobbing uncontrollably. I feel her pain through her voice and I just can't even fathom how much she's going through her and her husband... oh my goodness
    Thank you so much for giving these people a voice and helping them not feel forgotten.

    • Think Casting
      Think Casting Bulan Yang lalu +1

      emotionally unstable much?

    • Speed00007
      Speed00007 Bulan Yang lalu

      The husband with the terminator glasses is doing just fine I think. Looks like he can handle whatever gets thrown his way.

    • Sunny8915
      Sunny8915 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Oh how sad for this poor woman😢😢😢😢😢

    • Cynthia Biel
      Cynthia Biel Bulan Yang lalu +1

      This is so sad....I hope thye got help to leave pine island and bury their daugther.These people are in shock from the storm and the duaughter"s passing....

    • Lillian Smith Whyte
      Lillian Smith Whyte Bulan Yang lalu +1

      VERY SAD😪😪😪💔

  • J Shupert
    J Shupert Bulan Yang lalu +13

    My grandparents used to live on Matlacha until the combo of rising taxes and flood insurance was too much for pensioners and moved to Cape Coral before passing in 2017. My great grandmother lived in St James City until she passed about 12 years ago. Seeing those places since the 1970s were wonderful memories of the FL fishing village past that mostly remained up to the early 2000s. Matlacha in particular had added a quaint art district by the mid 2010s, reminded me of Sedona AZ art district. Hard to see the devastation from Ian, and prayers and donations to the FL disaster fund are the least I can offer.

  • Eric Tam
    Eric Tam Bulan Yang lalu +76

    Part of the story that was missed for those who aren't familiar with the area, that lady who lost her daughter, unable to get to Cape Coral. Cape Coral is only 5 miles from where she was at. That's how dire the situation is.

    • Glyn david
      Glyn david Bulan Yang lalu

      @Andrea Webster Darwin has supposedly cyclone proof housing, up north in the tropics

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @Living 2Day - exactly. And Lee County didn't tell people to evacuate until the day before.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @Rafael Velez I bet it doesn't help much with the inundation from the surge, though it would help withstand the pressure of it. More recently built homes on Pine Island "survived," but many flooded badly, and there will be a lot of damage.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @Rafael Velez - yeah, sadly Pine Island and Matlacha were a lot of the areas where working class folks were able to find a place they could afford -- in mobile homes and manufactured housing, and even in trailers.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @Glyn david - sure you do, and newer homes in Florida also survived, but these are working class areas mostly, and they could barely afford living in a manufactured "mobile" home - certainly could not build a new hurricane proof home. I'm sure you have older homes in Australia too.

  • cindy ross
    cindy ross Bulan Yang lalu +14

    Thank you so much for doing this story! My parents have had a place there for many years. They are a resilient community for sure.

  • Larry Buller
    Larry Buller Bulan Yang lalu +51

    No one is forgotten, people are being rescued from Pine Island and Sanabel, and as of Friday and Saturday they are shuttling people back and forth from the islands to get to there homes. This was a historic storm the county responded as soon as it was humanly possible. If you don’t want to leave Pine Island its unsafe, and not reasonable to expect resources when the road is out… Get to the main land shelter, which the state has dozens open, with food and water…

    • JB8
      JB8 Bulan Yang lalu

      @Crystal Trocar no, the argument, if you had read it, is that if those who died had evacuated, they would have their lives. They and others who stayed started gambling with the prospect of losing their homes and everything else when they made the decision to live there, or remain there, or not to move when it was clear from several other devastating hurricanes, that, yes, they could lose everything or nearly everything at some point. Well, they lost that gamble. This is a choice they made everyday they made their homes there.

    • Crystal Trocar
      Crystal Trocar Bulan Yang lalu

      @JB8 I know plenty whom evacuated and came back to nothing. So is the argument that if they had evacuated, they would still have their homes? Cuz they did, and now they are homeless. A LOT more people evacuated than the news is saying. Just about my whole neighborhood left. I rode it out, still have my home, but not because I stayed. It's hit and miss, like a tornado or earthquake. Lots of these homes were secured to the max and still got ripped apart, or totally flooded.

    • Crystal Trocar
      Crystal Trocar Bulan Yang lalu

      Thank God for HONC... they are pine islanders that designed this new road that has allowed us all to come and go, and now the power will be back on by Tuesday.

    • Florida GardnerPodcasts
      Florida GardnerPodcasts Bulan Yang lalu

      @JB8 you were a preventable life. It still happened though.

    • JB8
      JB8 Bulan Yang lalu +4

      @Andrea Mara the hurricane is not their fault. They stayed in the face of warnings of at least a cat 3 storm and deadly surge for the SW FL coastal region, regardless of the exact spot it made landfall, and there were offers to evacuate with assistance. They did not. That is their fault. Sad about the parents who lost their daughter but she should have been evacuated. A mandatory evacuation from the islands and coastal region would have saved her life and the lives of others. Very tragic. Absolutely preventable deaths.

  • Keith Frierson
    Keith Frierson Bulan Yang lalu +14

    Damn my heart hurts for the lady that lost her daughter. I wanted to hug her.

    • Cynthia Beck
      Cynthia Beck Bulan Yang lalu +1

      She did get rescued. I saw her and her husband getting rescued by coastguard in another video.

  • Pamela Montuori
    Pamela Montuori Bulan Yang lalu +11

    Prayers for Pine Island. Thank you for bringing this story to our hearts.

  • btwbrand
    btwbrand Bulan Yang lalu +46

    Never underestimate a persons resolve.
    I played Everquest for years with a guy who lived in Maine.
    Saw him every day for nearly a decade for a few mins or a whole day.
    One day he posts he's not going to play for a while and I figured a while would be a week.
    He was gone for 4 years. When he gets on for the first time after going missing I ask how he has been and what he has been up too.
    He told me there was a storm and it washed several feet of mud over his property. He grew his own food and harvested the trees to build his own house so having everything you own buried under feet of mud was devastating. I never did ask for clarification on what several feet of mud is, but knowing him it could have been 9.
    What this man did was dig out his entire property by hand and rebuild by hand. I asked him why he didn't just rebuild on top of the mud and he told me it was not going to support plants, but the land under it would.. so he dug. I asked if he used a tractor or other equipment and he said he did it all with a wheelbarrow and several shovels. When the ground wasn't frozen he was digging it out. When the ground was frozen he was building a house.
    When people have their minds set to a task and it's a true resolve there is nothing that can stop them.

    • Mary Van Deusen
      Mary Van Deusen Bulan Yang lalu +2

      After the shock frees them up to start but yes.

    • Tom Scott
      Tom Scott Bulan Yang lalu +4

      reminds me of someone i knew up that way whose father dug the foundation of his house.....by hand.

  • Linda Higginbotham
    Linda Higginbotham Bulan Yang lalu +85

    People, please listen to the emergency warnings when they tell you to evacuate. Especially if you have a medical situation. I live in Florida and if I lived in any of the places along the water that were told to evacuate, without hesitation, I would be calling and looking for a place to go. There are many places to go to protect yourself. They broadcast it regularly there would be no help after the hurricane started. As harsh as this sounds, it is selfish to risk the lives of first responders when you could have evacuated before hand. To think your tough enough to weather out a 150 mph Hurricane is naive.

    • JB8
      JB8 Bulan Yang lalu

      @Andrea Webster Don't believe that for a minute. There were both assistance and free shelters. These are barrier islands in the broader path before the storm hit. Long before. Those who stayed chose to stay. They weren't left behind.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @Fly Robin - you don't know Pine Island. A lot of poor people do live there. You don't live in a mobile home or a trailer on a barrier island because you don't want to live somewhere safer.

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      The evacuation order for Lee County wasn't until the day before, because the County didn't follow their own plan. By that time it was too late for many of these people on Pine Island, many of whom are poor and living on fixed income (you don't live in a mobile home because you didn't want something safer).

    • Andrea Webster
      Andrea Webster Bulan Yang lalu

      @JB8 - evacuation orders in Lee County, where this is, did NOT go out until Tuesday - the day before the hurricane. And there was no assistance for most on Pine Island. I have a friend there, and they evacuated, but it was too late for many. And many on Pine Island were too poor to be able to afford a motel, if they could have found one. Or even to have been able to afford gas. And not to mention the roads were gridlocked. Perhaps they should have just gotten in their cars and driven off the island, but that's hindsight.

    • Crystal Trocar
      Crystal Trocar Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Fly Robin plenty of poor folks live on pine island. Plenty

  • BT2020
    BT2020 Bulan Yang lalu +27

    Thing is SW Florida was basically a time bomb waiting to go off. If you look at National Storm Surge Risk Maps you will see any sizeable hurricane will destroy that area miles inland. It's basically a combination of swamp and shallow Gulf of Mexico that causes such a bad storm surge. This same storm hitting Fort Lauderdale would have a fraction of the flooding because of the geography on the east coast of Florida is not as dangerous for hurricanes(though still dangerous obviously)

    • Alexandra S.
      Alexandra S. Bulan Yang lalu +1

      sad but true. many densely populated areas are like this

    • Debra LaRue
      Debra LaRue Bulan Yang lalu

      The Coral Ridge area is the highest elevation in Broward..9 ft above sea level. You are correct 👌

  • Taylor Small
    Taylor Small Bulan Yang lalu +3

    your coverage of Pine Island is deep in compassion and appreciated … God’s speed.. ❤

  • Social Butterfly🦋🌼
    Social Butterfly🦋🌼 Bulan Yang lalu +11

    I am so deeply sorry to all that were impacted by this monstrous storm. Those poor parents that lost their daughter. So heartbreaking🙏🙏🙏

  • Ken Kelly
    Ken Kelly Bulan Yang lalu +16

    Thank you for this story, no one is talking about this amazing little community! 🙏

  • Shabana & Hailey
    Shabana & Hailey Bulan Yang lalu +7

    My heart goes to that lady who lost her daughter hope she manages to get to her . Prayers to everyone and safety.

  • Cathy Hoban
    Cathy Hoban Bulan Yang lalu +9

    Thank you for covering Pine Island. Often forgotten since it isn't a multi million dollar island like Captiva.

  • USA-1
    USA-1 Bulan Yang lalu

    I couldn't even imagine the gut wrenching feeling of being stranded while trying to get to your daughter. God Bless you people. Thoughts and Prayers sent.

  • Roadstar 1963
    Roadstar 1963 Bulan Yang lalu +24

    Thank you for telling the story about Pine Island. I have a home in St James city and I'm going down in three weeks. I'm not sure how I'm going to get on the Island yet but I'm taking supplies down and since my boat wasn't damaged I'm going to do what I have to to support my neighbors. We'll get organized and support ourselves if the officials think it's too hard and too much trouble.

    • Tigger
      Tigger Bulan Yang lalu +3

      ✊️

    • Zizi Roberts
      Zizi Roberts Bulan Yang lalu +6

      I am trying to organize food, clothing, camping equipment, first aid kits, here on the east coast. Floridians are ready to help. All hands on deck.

  • Evadney Key
    Evadney Key Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Prayers for the families! I lived thru Hurricane Hugo in ‘89 in the Virgin Islands with winds clocked at over 200 mph. Sounded like a freight train! Lost my roof and electricity for over 2 months. I feel your pain. Take it one day at a time. You are resilient.❤️

  • Matter
    Matter Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Going to visit the ocean is awesome. Having the ocean come visit you, not so much.
    Thoughts and prayers for all those affected by this horrific storm.

  • Diane Malesky
    Diane Malesky Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Awesome Story!! We loved the Bridgewater Inn. We stayed in one of the shanties across the street directly across from Bert's Bar. We are so sad for everyone and so thankful for the memories. Sending love and hope to all that were affected so badly by Ian. We are in South Venice and had damage and many huge Live Oaks blow over. Many fortunately missed homes. We feel extremely lucky and plan to help anywhere we can in these hard hit communities. Especially Matlacha. Their resilience is inspiring. Thank you for this amazing coverage.

  • Susan Slingerland
    Susan Slingerland Bulan Yang lalu +5

    So heartbroken. Worked out there over a decade. Love all those people. Good hardworking families. God Bless them

  • Lynn Adams
    Lynn Adams Bulan Yang lalu +9

    I have been trying to find out more of Pine Island, Matlacha, St James City and Bookeelia. Thank you for the coverage. Wonderful people, My prayers for them.

    • Lynn Adams
      Lynn Adams Bulan Yang lalu

      @Tina Rebecca Just Fine. Where I live in Central Florida between Tampa and Orlando we just got alot of rain and strong winds.

    • Tina Rebecca
      Tina Rebecca Bulan Yang lalu

      Hey how are you doing

  • Twin Flames Merge™ Inc
    Twin Flames Merge™ Inc  Bulan Yang lalu +1

    So sorry for the family that lost their daughter, how much pain is in this storm! We have friends who sstayed and finally were airlifted by the coast guard, (post Ian) but it was avoidable because their son, begged them to evacuate. It is hard for elders, they are in their 80s and hard to muster up the same energy and drive as a younger person might. Resilience, yes, but when you are young and agile, to fish, climb trees to get fruits ( really after the foliage is gone?).....FRESH WATER to drink seems to be the biggest challenge though that everyone seems to be missing. Surrounded by water that is generally not drinkable is torturous. We will see that it will take a lot of time to get things rebuilt and infrastructure to be in place. Please everyone, donate something to places like American Red Cross, Team Rubicon. At this time, american airlines is offering miles if people will simply donate something. Be safe and prayers for all in the coming months.

  • Nari Joon
    Nari Joon Bulan Yang lalu

    My heart is just breaking for this mother who lost her daughter. Such a tragedy on all accounts. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish I could do more.

  • dilek  kul
    dilek kul Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • jackal monkey
    jackal monkey Bulan Yang lalu +10

    We were in Orlando at the time the hurricane came through and I had to unsubscribe to all kinds of Disney IDclipsrs claiming that they made it through the hurricane and they were staying at Disney hotels…. Wake up people.
    What came through Disney was NOTHING compared to this.
    I hope everyone can recover and people find peace who lost someone and lost everything.

  • Laura Barber
    Laura Barber Bulan Yang lalu +14

    Our hearts are heavy for you! With love from Florida!💝🙏💝

  • Victor Smith
    Victor Smith Bulan Yang lalu +1

    We vacationed in Matlache 4 years ago and fell in love with it! What a charming place. I wonder how Blue Dog Grill and The Perfect Cup fared? It's heart breaking to see the devastation there.

  • nmfd72
    nmfd72 Bulan Yang lalu +2

    As heartbreaking as this story is I just can't understand why anyone living in a costal area when a Cat 4 storm is heading your way would stay? I can't wrap my head around this. What were these people thinking?

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      They rolled the dice and lost. It happens to everyone at some point in life.

  • jesuslovesjudy
    jesuslovesjudy Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Thanks for your compassion and article and helping people to know the situation so more help can come to the people of Pine Island. Many years ago I lived in Matlacha and my heart breaks.

  • Tom and Kathy Walker
    Tom and Kathy Walker Bulan Yang lalu +2

    By far the best news report I've seen so far from any source. A mature, informed, humble reporter in the trenches giving a sober account of the reality he's observing. This is the way news should be done. No more kids fresh out of journalism school hyperventilating over waving palm fronds, puddles in the parking lot, and a bent stop sign. Give us more Evan Dean please!

  • Brandon68plus1
    Brandon68plus1 Bulan Yang lalu +9

    Prayers from Houston. We made it thru Ike & Harvey it sucked but its amazing how people come together. Hopefully these communities can get the help they need.

    • jen zydyk
      jen zydyk Bulan Yang lalu

      if the local economy is unsustainable with the natural resources available, then maybe people should not live there. coastal living is a failed business model, and I'm not interested in throwing good money after bad. wise up and grow up snowflakes. pull yourselves up by your own bra straps. relocate. start over

  • Noe
    Noe Bulan Yang lalu

    I’m so thankful that my entire family and I evacuated two days before the hurricane hit. I had a gut feeling it was going. To be bad and was able to convince them to leave with me.

  • David Gensemer
    David Gensemer Bulan Yang lalu +3

    The problem is, there's so many places that need such urgent assistance, and there's such a limited way to get people off the island and supplies on it, not to mention limited manpower

  • Meaghan Carlson
    Meaghan Carlson Bulan Yang lalu

    Thank you SO MUCH for this news piece. Especially the question "How can we help?!" We want to go back to Pine Island!

  • jam jam
    jam jam Bulan Yang lalu +1

    It was a beautiful, memorable run, “the fishiest town in the world”

  • Amanda Blevins
    Amanda Blevins Bulan Yang lalu +3

    This is heartbreaking! I couldn’t even imagine.

  • Karen Reichenbaugh
    Karen Reichenbaugh Bulan Yang lalu +10

    Praying for you!

  • Great Horned Owl
    Great Horned Owl Bulan Yang lalu

    Thoughts to all residents of Florida in your time of need. Shout out to friends in the Ft Myers/Naples area and to my Spring Break hangouts Bonita Springs Cigars and World Famous Cigar Bar, hope you are all safe.

  • PhillipOliverHolz
    PhillipOliverHolz Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Caribbean inhabitants know the risks of what they’re most susceptible to. Same with those who live near fracture zones, active volcanoes, coastlines, or in a places with names as literal as “Tornado Alley.” It’s people’s choices to live in these places that are more likely to be affected by nature’s wrath, so an acceptable lifestyle in these places is understanding the fact that the destruction, rebuilding, and maintenance of infrastructure IS the lifestyle.

    • GuyaneseDoll
      GuyaneseDoll Bulan Yang lalu

      I'm was born in the Caribbean and it's not the same as Florida. They don't need a Visa and a passport to leave. Islands are far apart they are not connected by I95.

  • Craig Sellier
    Craig Sellier Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Plenty of prayers 🙏 ❤ to all of Florida and anyone who went through hurricane 🌀 Ian or has any destruction from hurricane 🌀 Ian. Praying 🙏 y'all get the resources that y'all are in dire need of.

  • CindyB
    CindyB Bulan Yang lalu

    Thank you for this coverage. I lived in Bokeelia and opened my first bookstore in Matlacha. I have often thought of moving back. That no longer seems an option. My heart breaks.

    • Green Brown77
      Green Brown77 Bulan Yang lalu

      So sorry CindyB. I lived there for five months in 1984. Never made real ties, but always remember my months there very fondly.

  • Texas Burning Flower
    Texas Burning Flower Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Great job getting the real news out to us!

  • A positive Change is just a Day away

    I hope all recover from this storm as soon as possible 🙏 sorry for everyone who has lost something or someone.

    • Babs Kaz
      Babs Kaz Bulan Yang lalu

      Save yourselves.

  • jay dietrich
    jay dietrich Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Never underestimate the forces of nature and never overestimate your own ability. Be aware of your situation and always leave yourself an out. I have found myself in desperate times just like these people and had no one to blame but myself. Please, God, never again!

  • blanche devereaux
    blanche devereaux Bulan Yang lalu +3

    That must be so devastating, seeing your home completely destroyed.

  • n
    n Bulan Yang lalu +5

    God bless these folks as they rebuild their lives give them the strength to endure the struggles ahead of them

    • PeachOrchardRd
      PeachOrchardRd Bulan Yang lalu

      @Vic Godsucks that would be from the (g)od of this world = Satan & it’s weather modification minions! Do some thorough research and pray for your Heavenly Father to save you. You need Jesus and the Holy Spirit, Vic, pray for discernment!

    • Vic Godsucks
      Vic Godsucks Bulan Yang lalu +1

      *The same gawd that blessed them with the hurricane?!*

  • Expedition Nomadic Adventures
    Expedition Nomadic Adventures Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Before bridges, ferries were their form of transportation on those barrier islands.

  • msammr33
    msammr33 21 hari yang lalu

    God bless them, sending my thoughts and prayers.

  • Patricia Curcio
    Patricia Curcio Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I pray for all the people in Florida to be strong 💪 u will be able to. Real build and make Florida. Beautiful 🤩 again

  • suna kaya
    suna kaya Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • Florida girl
    Florida girl Bulan Yang lalu +3

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, heed the evacuation orders. This is heartbreaking!!!

  • Odeszarules
    Odeszarules Bulan Yang lalu +7

    To anyone asking why people didn’t evacuate, think of this…We have a lot of old people here. Many are infirm with medical issues and cannot just pack up and go somewhere easily. My heart goes out to these people.

    • Bywater Beats Production
      Bywater Beats Production Bulan Yang lalu

      ​@Tina Rebecca hi 👋🏻

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      @west ho their bravado and big talk is bogus.

    • west ho
      west ho Bulan Yang lalu +2

      What I don't understand is why a said small tight community that chose to stay, they did not gather up all their elders, disabled people & occupy a safer multi stored building before the storm hit. I lived in Florida Keys around 50 years ago, and was stranded in a couple fairly large hurricanes both on a small islet in the keys & on the Foridala coastal mainland, I could not believe how many of the machismo locals intentionally chose to stay and wait out the storm despite warnings, getting drunk having a "Hurricane party" before and during the event. Then afterwards sobering up to the reality of losing friends, loved ones, elders & neighbors.. even tourists, as well as losing their properties and livelihoods, all the while being too drunk and helpless to listen, heed or have any forethought. I saw that strange tough guy bravado behavior twice in 2 different Hurricanes over a 3 year period.

    • Tina Rebecca
      Tina Rebecca Bulan Yang lalu

      Hello

    • Tina Rebecca
      Tina Rebecca Bulan Yang lalu

      Hi

  • TJ J
    TJ J Bulan Yang lalu +4

    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 prayers to these folks❤️❤️

  • Patricia Curcio
    Patricia Curcio Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I wish my brother and his wife would come back it will be safer I do miss them so much 😢I want them to be safe 😢

  • Laura Dimama
    Laura Dimama Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Refreshing, honest coverage. Rare these days.

  • Michael Anenberg
    Michael Anenberg Bulan Yang lalu +14

    This is a good broadcast. Honest. real. Trustworthy. Thank you. God Bless all of you there.

  • Marlene Polinik
    Marlene Polinik Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Our Jersey Strong ❤️s are praying for you! Give PINE ISLAND the resources they need...and they will do it right! 🙏 to you...we hear your story and feel your
    ❤️S!

  • Robert Calamusso
    Robert Calamusso Bulan Yang lalu +7

    Our prayers go out to our Fellow Americans in the SE.
    🇺🇸☮️

    • Tigger
      Tigger Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Feeling Freedom If you feel so compelled, I invite you to consider collecting money to send to one of our coordinators on the mainland; I, along with others, are putting together a route for mainlanders to purchase food, water, blankets, tents, toiletries, etc. destined for Pine Island via private boats.
      I know we did that for our Brothers and Sisters in Oz when y'all had the raging fires...
      God bless us all 💖💝🙏

    • Feeling Freedom
      Feeling Freedom Bulan Yang lalu +2

      I'm sending prayers from Australia, I can't do anything from here but pray. Feel so helpless seeing so many in need.

  • JA rule
    JA rule Bulan Yang lalu +3

    I am very sorry that these people have lost everything they owned and that they are living entire circumstances but that's what you sign up for when you live on a tiny Island on the Gulf Coast that is only accessed by a very long road / bridge through swamp. You need to be self-sufficient if that's how you want to live. You cannot expect the government to just pop right in and make things right for you

  • Millie Banks
    Millie Banks Bulan Yang lalu

    Having gone through Hurricane Erma I left and when I returned the thieves beat me to my property. I wish that these thieving people could be shoot or arrested. My heart goes out to them.

  • Yuki Straton
    Yuki Straton Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I hope they get though this. Praying for all of them

  • Jen- A-Purr
    Jen- A-Purr Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Collision course with an unavoidable fatal blow. My home state I love and live in now for 38 yrs is dismantled in so many parts. Our beautiful coastlines battered and destroyed by mother natures brutal force.

  • Stewart Scott
    Stewart Scott Bulan Yang lalu +27

    The sad lesson here is when you live at sea level and they tell you to run....'RUN'.

    • Sassyluv124
      Sassyluv124 Bulan Yang lalu

      Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      @William Lawlor well most did it.

    • pitty pack
      pitty pack Bulan Yang lalu

      Even better just don't live in Florida at all

    • William Lawlor
      William Lawlor Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Easier said than done.

    • HazzTV
      HazzTV Bulan Yang lalu +4

      You shouldn’t wait for anyone to tell you anything when you live near the sea.

  • UN2CT DAWMAIN
    UN2CT DAWMAIN Bulan Yang lalu +4

    This was a really informative report.👌 Will be interesting to see how Pine Island is doing after a year.

    • Vic Godsucks
      Vic Godsucks Bulan Yang lalu

      *These poor trumptards will stand in line for those socialists FEMA checks like everyone else!! They'll leave when their homeowners insurance increases 20x!!* 😁😁

    • UN2CT DAWMAIN
      UN2CT DAWMAIN Bulan Yang lalu

      @Bobby Vee 👍 Agreed.

    • Spirits Heart
      Spirits Heart Bulan Yang lalu +2

      G AFTERNOON BOBBY VEE,,NICE WAY OF PUTTING IT..PEOPLE LIKE US HAVE A MUCH DIFFERENT MINDSET THAN MOST..THOSE PEOPLE ON PINE ISLAND OTHER ON THOSE ISLAND WILL RECOUP AS YOU STATED THEY WILL BE UP AND BACK BEFORE THE REST~MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY~SO MANY BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN TOUCH BY IAN~THOUGHT FOR PARENTS WHO LOST THERE DAUGHTER~

    • Bobby Vee
      Bobby Vee Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Based on what this report tells, Pine Island will be back much quicker than the Florida areas. Why? Because these Pine Island residents have an entirely different mentality. They won't wait for taxpayer funded hand-outs. They'll, "Git - er - Done"!

    • UN2CT DAWMAIN
      UN2CT DAWMAIN Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Tigger 🏄 Absolutely.

  • Patti Kujan
    Patti Kujan Bulan Yang lalu

    WHAT A TRAGEDY FOR SURE! MY HEARTS GO OUT TO EVERYONE..I live in Ct and was looking to move to Orange county or Lee county in the Spring..I am now rethinking this decission..MY QUESTTION>>>> how do you even clean up after something like this? Where does all the wood and furniture go? What about the cement? What is done with it? what do they do with all the boats? my mind is boggled! thank you and God Bless everyone including all the rescuers xo

  • Michelle Batzel
    Michelle Batzel Bulan Yang lalu +6

    You’re not forgotten. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We love Matlacha and are in the area daily. We can’t can’t get to you and have had zero communication with the outside world till now. Hope help arrives quickly. Personally will be there to help when we can. Blessings from Naples❤️

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      My parents lost everything in their Naples home to storm surge. 8 feet of water inside their home. Like you said, communication has been spotty at best. It took communicating between multiple family members to make contact with them.

    • baba Jaga
      baba Jaga Bulan Yang lalu

      Yes your prayers do a lot, only TO YOU. You feel better dont you???

  • trucking4crypto
    trucking4crypto Bulan Yang lalu +5

    😭
    Love swfl
    Been fishing on pine island since 2000
    Praying 🙏 for lee county

  • Green Brown77
    Green Brown77 Bulan Yang lalu

    I lived in Bokeelia for about five or six months back in 1984, my first year out of college. I wasn't there long enough to really get to know people or stay in touch before I moved to Georgia, but I am nonetheless just heartsick for the residents of Pine Island.

  • Stevie Wonder 92
    Stevie Wonder 92 Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Visited Pine Island this past summer and loved the community feel there. Prayers for the people during this recovery.

  • Lizangelly Gonzalez
    Lizangelly Gonzalez Bulan Yang lalu +18

    Very sad stories, praying for all of the people suffering Ian Hurricane aftermath.😢

    • Vic Godsucks
      Vic Godsucks Bulan Yang lalu

      *Your all powerful sky daddy is too busy helping Russian destroy the Ukraine!!* 🙄

    • Елена Семенова
      Елена Семенова Bulan Yang lalu

      Молитесь , как на титанике

  • Ima Farmer
    Ima Farmer Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Using sand as fill under asphalt likely is the main reason for the failure of the roads , bridges. Sand easily liquifies and washes out.

  • SuperNewMom1
    SuperNewMom1 Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Prayers for Sudan and her husband ❤

  • Gail Weatherall
    Gail Weatherall Bulan Yang lalu +2

    My prayers are with these people.

  • maani bhai
    maani bhai Bulan Yang lalu +5

    May your life be filled with serenity, and good news. May God bless you abundantly
    mani bhai - Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan

    • maani bhai
      maani bhai Bulan Yang lalu

      @Green Brown77 Climate change in Pakistan and devastating floods:The overall death toll in Pakistan from the devastating floods has increased to 1,559, with 12,850 others injured, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said

    • Green Brown77
      Green Brown77 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      A very thoughtful post considering all the devastating flooding in Pakistan.

  • Evelyn Crouse
    Evelyn Crouse Bulan Yang lalu +7

    We will pray for the people of Pine Island. May they get the help they so desperately need or want.

  • SassyGalBeauty
    SassyGalBeauty Bulan Yang lalu +24

    Oh man! That poor mom whose daughter died.

  • fatmanur
    fatmanur Bulan Yang lalu

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  •  melike  uz
    melike uz Bulan Yang lalu

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • MIA
    MIA Bulan Yang lalu

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • sila  nur
    sila nur Bulan Yang lalu

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • Cemre Demir
    Cemre Demir Bulan Yang lalu

    Prayers to everyone in the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolina's affected by Hurricane Ian. 🙏🏼💖🌴⛱

  • davon diehl
    davon diehl Bulan Yang lalu +6

    I am a Pine Island Resident stuck off island with my home out there destroyed. We are pine island strong and we survive. Thank you for seeing that. You guys are THE FIRST new channel to make a solid and meaningful story. That may be because it's difficult and that I understand. But you made it happen and for that I thank you. PINE ISLAND STRONG!!!!!!✊️✊️💪💪WE WONT BE FORGOTTEN

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      @davon diehl with a lot of assistance from others and the federal government.

    • Timothah Molone
      Timothah Molone Bulan Yang lalu

      Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.......THEY HAD IT ALL, NOW IT'S GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S A RACIST STATE. THEY WILL NEVER REPENT OR HUMBLE THEMSELVES.

    • davon diehl
      davon diehl Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Our community is strong. We will recover. Rebuild. And one day we will be better than we are now. That's what PINE ISLAND STRONG means. Have some common sense and learn when to keep things to yourself.

    • davon diehl
      davon diehl Bulan Yang lalu

      @sbinsdca no one said the we're stronger than a fuckin ocean lmao shit your dirty mouth trying to shoot down positivity in this time of desperation. Clearly you know.

    • sbinsdca
      sbinsdca Bulan Yang lalu

      You're not stronger than millions of pounds of water. Ask those who stayed.

  • Bishop 4 Series Reserch div.
    Bishop 4 Series Reserch div. Bulan Yang lalu +3

    you guys aren't my local news but i wish you were. just great personalities.

  • Timothy Tew
    Timothy Tew Bulan Yang lalu +5

    That's chilling. I'm in north ft Myers with no water no power I'm filthy and all my clothes are dirty and I had to throw away everything in my fridge but I'm lucky to be alive.

    • SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST
      SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST Bulan Yang lalu

      Amen, brother. Focus on the good and keep on keeping on. True blessings and miracles are not found in materialistic things; they come in the form of brotherly love, generosity, and real appreciation of the things that truly matter in this crazy thing called life.
      GOD Bless You and your loved ones in JESUS' Mighty Name, Timothy. I'm glad to know that you survived and I will definitely be praying for you my brother.

  • Kristi Morrissey
    Kristi Morrissey Bulan Yang lalu

    Appreciate this video!! Would love more of the Monroe canal Sanibel blvd side all the way to the bay.

  • Mags Stewart
    Mags Stewart Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Thank you for focusing on Pine Island. 🙏

  • miou joer
    miou joer Bulan Yang lalu

    over 2 months. I feel your pain. Take it one day at a time. You are resilient.

  • glimmer_of_ freak
    glimmer_of_ freak Bulan Yang lalu

    Oh my heart just breaks 😢😢😢. Her poor baby! Praying for all the poor victims in this awful devastation.

  • sharon s
    sharon s Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Please people, if they tell you to evacuate, do it! Possessions can be replaced, lives can’t. I understand that you want to protect your property, but you aren’t stronger than the storm. Personal safety must come first. My heart goes out to you.

  • LilliVine's which way to witch

    we all underestimated Ian, we are resourceful people and we know how to survive but the fact a cat 1 hurricane did so much damage to Orlando where I am from these people got the worst of it. pray send love and if you can help with money please do. Florida is made up of a different breed but I think as much as I love Florida I am ready to leave. I had my entire family in my home and it was a blessing that I am on a hill. I'm five minutes from lake eola and in my early 50s I live less than 10 minutes from the hospital I was born at I've been here in Orlando most of my life I've never seen a cat 1 do this kind of damage. Global warming is real even if we make changes I fear it is to late. I have been watching storms all over I have been in the middle of many a storm but nothing like this. the creepiest thing was there was a sound during the storm that I had never heard before I can't even explain it the only way I can explain it is the sound that was being made when the cars were moving in the Jurassic Park movie when they got stuck on the trail in the cars with the little girl and boy the sound would come so often and I didn't know if we were going to survive we had to listen to that sound in the dark because unfortunately I bought 8 huge flashlights and tell me how only three worked and I didn't know how long the storm was going to come oh I had candles but you don't want to have candles going with little ones in the house you know, especially because of the fact that we all are in my hallway. I cannot express enough how blessed we are I cannot express enough that the only thing that took a hit was my pool the survivor's guilt is real and the loss is devastating. Ian literally is the beginning of a new breed of storms mark my words.

  • your rat king
    your rat king Bulan Yang lalu

    I got helicoptered out the friday after the hurricane. My dad stayed behind because of the looters, what we had left he wanted to protect due to the loss of law enforcement. Up until a few days ago recources have been completely absent, and the government hadnt planned on rebuildijg the bridge. The only reason we have a temporary bridge and plans to rebuild is because of the people who stayed behind to rebuild, like my dad at Stearns and Honc Industries. Islanders help Islanders.

  • Lara Nunes
    Lara Nunes Bulan Yang lalu

    my heart breaks for the parents and loved ones who lost their love ones. I think independent people should stay on the island and rebuild it. it's not like it's their first rodeo facing a hurricane. most shelters = charge people to stay. too many greedy people claim they help the homeless.

  • Virginie MOLINA SAEZ
    Virginie MOLINA SAEZ Bulan Yang lalu

    Courage à tous ces gens ! 😢

  • sylvia A
    sylvia A Bulan Yang lalu

    O those dear parents my heart goes out to them