The winds, the storm surge and torrential rains from the Category 4 hurricane caused heavy flooding that destroyed many homes and businesses in the area.
The use of two Pléiades Neo images that captured before and after views, makes it possible to evaluate the damage caused by the hurricane on the the road networks, the economic infrastructures, vegetation and surrounding areas. Post event satellite imagery shows the force of Hurricane Ian and our thoughts are with those affected by the disaster.
The Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier
The 170 m of the pier were washed away leaving only the pillars planted in the sand. The shape of the beach has changed profoundly, including tons of sand that have overflowed onto the city covering the roads and parking lots, and also damaging homes and surrounding vegetation.