Alligators and snakes in Florida swarm around uninhabitable home destroyed by Hurricane Ian: Fire Department


The damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian near Sanibel Island, Florida, Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian near Sanibel Island, Florida, Thursday, September 29, 2022.AP Photo/Wilfred Lee

  • Alligators and snakes are swarming around a Florida home destroyed by Hurricane Ian, officials said.

  • “We have a lot [of] It’s a tough place to live,” Sanibel Fire Chief William Briscoe told CNN.

  • Briscoe added, “There are alligators running around and snakes everywhere.”

Alligators and snakes swarm around our Florida home. Hurricane Iansaid a local fire official.

A hurricane that made landfall in southwest Florida last week as a severe Category 4 storm damaged all homes in Sanibel, a barrier island in the Sunshine State, said Sanibel Fire Chief William Briscoe. told CNN in a report released on Tuesday.

“We have a lot [of] uncomfortable place to live. There are places off the foundation that are very dangerous,” Briscoe told news outlets.

He added, “There are alligators running around and snakes everywhere.”

Hurricane Ian Destroyed some parts of the Sanibel Causeway — The only road connecting the barrier islands to the mainland — when a storm wreaks havoc on the state.

Briscoe told CNN that crews have already evacuated 1,000 people from Sanibel since the storm struck on September 28.

Pine Island, the largest barrier island in the Gulf Coast of Florida, is coping with similar destruction caused by Ian.

Supplies and food are now being airdropped onto the island by helicopter after a storm destroyed the only bridge to get there, CNN reported.

“Food is being delivered to Pine Island now. Is that enough to keep them going long term? I can’t—none of us can.

Winds of 150 mph, dangerous storm surges, and devastating flooding occurred when Ian landed in southwestern Florida. Dozens died as a result.

storm left a trail of devastation in Florida Locals were trapped inside flooded homes, causing power outages for millions.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Monday that there have been 1,900 rescues across the state.

He also said there have been more search and rescue teams in Florida since the 9/11 terrorist attacks than there were in one location.

More than 2.1 million customers have had power restored, with 5% of customers still without power, DeSantis said.

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