Another deadly hurricane has once again shown how fragile our infrastructure is.
More than a week after the storm hit Sept. 28, flooding and obstructed lanes of travel still affected parts of Florida. In a striking scene, damage to the Sanibel Causeway blocked off the only entrance by bridge to an island community.
But volunteers from across the country stepped up in the immediate aftermath of the storm, providing meals through Operation BBQ Relief and helping transport freight via the American Logistics Aid Network.
While improvements to roads and bridges are getting more attention through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, President Joe Biden announced further emergency aid to Florida due to Hurricane Ian, noting the elevated needs.
Considering these efforts, here’s a look back at Hurricane Ian relief and effects.