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Royal palm trees line both sides of McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers for miles. Nearly all of the trees survived Hurricane Ian. Saul Martinez for NPR hide caption

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Palm trees in Florida weathered Hurricane Ian's wrath just fine

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Cliff Coddington inspects a young orange tree that's been uprooted by Hurricane Ian on a ranch he runs in Sarasota County, Fla. Saul Martinez for NPR hide caption

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Florida agriculture has been slammed by Hurricane Ian

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In this photo shot with a drone, shrimp boats lie grounded atop what was a mobile home park following the passage of Hurricane Ian on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Oct. 7. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Ian highlighted the vulnerabilities of older mobile homes

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Eastbound traffic crowds Interstate 275 as people evacuate before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 27. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Ian's death toll rises, questions swirl on why more Floridians didn't evacuate

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Ricaltini's Restaurant damaged by Hurricane Ian in Englewood, Fla. on October 6, 2022. Saul Martinez/for NPR hide caption

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More than a week after Hurricane Ian, the shock of what's ahead settles in for people

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Alva Sulaty points to the damage in her home in North Port, Fla., on Wednesday, after Hurricane Ian flooded her neighborhood. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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North Port residents start sorting through the wreckage of Hurricane Ian

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At night at Babcock Ranch, electricity generation switches from solar power to natural gas. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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One Florida community built to weather hurricanes endured Ian with barely a scratch

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Debbie Lewis and Diana Bisson, partners of 43 years, stand in the kitchen of what remains of their home in the Flamingo Bay neighborhood on Pine Island, Fla., on Monday. They are planning to leave the island as soon as the road out is passable. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

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Humane Society Naples CEO Sarah Baeckler (center holding crate) helps load cats aboard a plane in Naples, Fla., on Monday. The group is getting ready for "an influx of surrendered animals" from Hurricane Ian, she says. Scott Neuman/NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Ian's havoc is forcing some Florida families to give up the family pet

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Part of a destroyed mobile home park is pictured in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Florida on September 30, 2022. GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Francie Pucin stands near her home at the Palmetto Palms RV Resort in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday. She moved to the state from Illinois, expecting better weather. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Flooding and closed roads are some of the challenges Florida's people face after Ian

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A Rolls Royce swept into the mangroves in Bonita Springs, south of Cape Coral, on Sept. 30, 2022. Scott Neuman/NPR hide caption

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In the wake of Hurricane Ian's destruction, Floridians are picking up the pieces

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In this aerial photo taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Thursday, parts of the Sanibel Causeway are washed away along with sections of the bridge. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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People in Bacuranao, Cuba, protest on Friday, asking for the restoration of the electrical service that collapsed due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Diana Bisson looks out from her kitchen in her home in the Flamingo Bay neighborhood in Pine Island Island, Fla., on Monday, after Hurricane Ian ravaged the area. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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