Category Hurricane Ian

Lee County’s wild river, the Estero River right before Ian

Jacksonville City Council Maps Thrown Out; Latest Ian fatality counts by county

On October 12th, Judge Marcia Morales Howard issued a stay on the City of Jacksonville’s municipal lines, effectively meaning the maps cannot be used in the 2023 election cycle.  The suit brought by the ACLU, NAACP, the Northside Coalition and others alleges that the city illegally, Intentionally, packed black voters into four districts solely based […]

Avelo postponing Fort Myers base launch in wake of Ian

Unfortunately, this was always in the cards after Ian – Avelo Airlines an exciting Ultra-low cost carrier we’ve previously featured at TFS is postponing their launch of a base in Fort Myers indefensibly. Speculation is that the resources will be reallocated to Orlando, where Avelo operates a base already, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Sarasota. Flights […]

Collier County natural areas after Ian – Big Cypress

A slideshow of Big Cypress after Ian, filmed on Saturday October 8, 2022. Note these photos are from the hiking trail on either side of MM 62 on I-75 in Collier County. The hiking trail at MM 70 is closed. The Vistor Center on US-41 is closed. Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Picayune Strand […]

Twitter Space Sunday 4:30 pm ET- Hurricane Ian and its impact on Florida politics

Express Lane: Ian fallout for Crist, DeSantis, Central Florida and the citrus industry

President Biden’s kind words about Governor DeSantis during a joint appearance on Wednesday in Ian-ravaged SW Florida makes a difficult task for Crist even more difficult. The response to Ian from the governor, points to DeSantis being efficient privately as a executor of governance and coordination with federal and local authorities, while publicly trashing the […]

The Everglades after Ian – slideshow video

This is a series of pictures, I filmed around various points in the Everglades in the days immediately after Hurricane Ian. These photos were taken in western Broward (mm 36 on I-75, various points off US 27), extreme eastern Collier (mm 54 on I-75) and southern Palm Beach counties (southern entrance to Loxahatchee National Wildlife […]

Looting and Shooting after a Hurricane? Questions…

I’ll readily admit that I, like the average American, have a lot of stuff/possessions (too many). I live in the Florida Panhandle about 1.5 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico in front of a retention pond. It is frighteningly obvious to me (my husband doesn’t like to think about it) that the question of […]

Lee County didn’t follow its own evacuation protocols

TFS reader Steve Schneider found something quite interesting on Lee County’s website. So given this reality, will Governor DeSantis scrutinize Lee County local officials? Will he suspend them the way he has local officials all over the state who have not committed a crime (like Andrew Warren for instance) ? Or will he turn a […]

Could Ian lead to a delay of the election in certain counties (or even statewide)? Yes, in fact, county delays have happened before

Our Dave Trotter posted this to Twitter: Going to tweet this again: The Florida Constitution says in Article VI, Section 5: A general election may be suspended or delayed due to a state of emergency or impending emergency pursuant to general law. So yeah, keep that in mind. #flapol Originally tweeted by Dave Trotter 🇺🇦 […]