When Charley Came to Call
10th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley: Aug 13, 2004
A Community Pulls Together
By Sunday, August 15, the Red Cross was onsite, and the National Guard kept any looters away. Daily meetings were called that included Town staff, the Sheriff’s department, Fire Department, Fish and Wildlife, contractors, electricians, and others striving to get Fort Myers Beach back to functioning. They conducted damage assessments, and made it top priority to reconnect electricity, sewer, and water.Lee County sent building officials who went from house to house to assess safety for occupancy. Buildings deemed hazardous were marked with an "X” or an orange flag.