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Commissioner Mann said Lee County is still suffering from Irma and dealing with hurricane damage and hurricane cleanup. “Ironically, Hurricane Irma hit Lee County on Sept 10,” he said. “On Sept. 10, 1960, Hurricane Donna took almost the same path. “Donna came at such an angle that she pulled all of ...
Cheeca has been gutted and renovated since the storm. It's not the first time — a hotel on the same site was destroyed by Hurricane Donna in 1960. And there was a fire 10 years ago. "The bones of this hotel have been around for a long time," LaCasse said, "and it's going to be here for a much longer time.".

When Hurricane Donna hit in September 1960, there were only 51 structures on the island, and it took less than 90 days to clean it up. Key Colony Beach Day celebrates its 61st birthday on Sunday around the grounds of city hall. Event parking is head-in along 7th Street, as well as in open lots by 8th Street ...
He lived in chickee shelters for half his life, riding out Hurricane Donna in 1960, one of the most powerful storms to hit Collier County, in a chickee home he had built in Ochopee. "We never ran from hurricanes," O.B. Osceola said. The huts are often able to withstand storms and hurricanes as long as they ...
Hurricane Irma was the first storm in recent history to hit Collier County directly, causing widespread damage to homes and businesses. But 57 years ago, another hurricane swept through Southwest Florida, bringing even more destruction to a much smaller community. Hurricane "Donna was a 10 — it was ...
She lived through Hurricane Donna. Years later, she'd hunker down to face Irma. Hurricane Irma would make landfall in Florida on the same day, 57 years after Hurricane Donna. Author: Hayden Packwood , WTSP. Published: 7:23 AM EDT September 12, 2017. Updated: 7:30 AM EDT September 12, 2017. VALRICO, Fla.

The Florida native lived through one of the most famous storms in the state's history. "I remember sleeping with my head in my mother's lap while she kept watch all night in case we had to run for our lives," Swafford said. She's talking about Hurricane Donna - which made landfall on this day 57 years ago.
With Hurricane Irma's potentially devastating impact on Southwest Florida predicted to begin Sunday, it's safe to say those of us who live here will always remember Sept. 10 as the day Irma came to town. That date, however, has an additional meaning to longtime Florida residents. On Sept. 10, 1960 ...
Weather experts say Hurricane Irma reminds them most of Hurricane Donna, a storm that made landfall near Marathon on Sept. ... This photo provided by Marie Sirucka, shows the flood waters surrounding her family's Masaryktown in 1960, after Hurricane Donna dumped up to 27 inches of rain in 4 days, ...
The orchid, which he suspects began growing on a splintered tree trunk after Hurricane Donna in 1960, survived both Andrew and Wilma and had become an unofficial park highlight. Sick with the flu, Hammer was unable to rescue the plant. The park staff, with a fifth of positions unfilled, was up to their ...
Saying that unlike Hurricane Donna, “I'm not a big bag of wind,” Fiala lauded the community spirit of Marco Island, as opposed to what she encounters on the mainland. “Marco Island sticks together. When push comes to shove, everybody sticks together. You don't see that on the other side,” she said, also ...
10 — 12 years after Hurricane Wilma landed in Cape Romano just south of Marco and 57 years to the day that Hurricane Donna made landfall in Naples. But many Collier residents likely will become a bit antsy once the summer rolls around and storms begin churning again in the warm Gulf and Caribbean ...
1: Survivors of 1960's Hurricane Donna meet to share recollections and compare it to Hurricane Irma. They agree during Donna they experienced stronger winds, greater storm surge and fewer urges to go to the bathroom. More: Hurricane Irma: Three months later. 2: The board of the Naples YMCA asks its ...
Dodge recalled that one of the founders, George McMath, wrote in his history of the country club, published a few years ago, that shortly after it was founded Hurricane Donna hit the Eastern Shore with devastating effect "and put them all back at square one." "They pulled 300 people together who all ...
Mine on St. Thomas was wiped out by Hurricane Donna in 1960. That was nothing compared Irma and Maria of 2017. Those twin harpies turned major Caribbean resorts into wasteland. Overseas, a favorite European haven was shaken by political tremors this past year. Then there were storms, flooding ...
The uncertain prospects concerning the fulfillment of existential needs like housing is intertwined with another post-Irma problem Todd has major concerns about: post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of the most devastating hurricane in the Keys since 1960's Hurricane Donna. Major news outlets ...
No one knows for sure though since the records were lost during Hurricane Donna in 1960 and a fire in 1987. The faded yellow home was moved a little more during Irma when it floated up off its foundation and then settled back down a couple feet lower. Now it sits with its stairs and porch tumbled, flooring ...

Before 2008 the last major storm to have impacted the TCI was hurricane Donna in 1960, which marks 48 years of no major storm impacting the TCI. But between 2008 and 2017, in less than ten years the TCI has been directly or indirectly impacted by about 10 storms. Dr Clerveaux noted that the frequency ...
Hurricane Irma was the first storm in recent history to hit Collier County directly, causing widespread damage to homes and businesses. But 57 years ago, another hurricane swept through Southwest Florida, bringing even more destruction to a much smaller community. Hurricane "Donna was a 10 — it was ...
Hurricane Irma was the first storm in recent history to hit Collier County directly, causing widespread damage to homes and businesses. But 57 years ago, another hurricane swept through Southwest Florida, bringing even more destruction to a much smaller community. Hurricane "Donna was a 10 — it was ...
Coleman's booklet, optimistically titled "Souvenir of Hurricane Donna," showed a freshly built Shadowlawn Elementary School with its roof caved in. Planes were upside down and hangars are rubble at the Naples Airport. A chewed-up treescape fringed Broad Avenue. Cottages on Vanderbilt beach had ...
She lived through Hurricane Donna. Years later, she'd hunker down to face Irma. Hurricane Irma would make landfall in Florida on the same day, 57 years after Hurricane Donna. Author: Hayden Packwood , WTSP. Published: 7:30 AM EDT September 12, 2017. VALRICO, Fla. -- Dorothy Swafford is no stranger to big ...
The Florida native lived through one of the most famous storms in the state's history. "I remember sleeping with my head in my mother's lap while she kept watch all night in case we had to run for our lives," Swafford said. She's talking about Hurricane Donna - which made landfall on the same day as Irma ...
The Florida native lived through one of the most famous storms in the state's history. "I remember sleeping with my head in my mother's lap while she kept watch all night in case we had to run for our lives," Swafford said. She's talking about Hurricane Donna - which made landfall on this day 57 years ago.
With Hurricane Irma's potentially devastating impact on Southwest Florida predicted to begin Sunday, it's safe to say those of us who live here will always remember Sept. 10 as the day Irma came to town. That date, however, has an additional meaning to longtime Florida residents. On Sept. 10, 1960 ...
With Hurricane Irma's potentially devastating impact on Southwest Florida predicted to begin Sunday, it's safe to say those of us who live here will always remember Sept. 10 as the day Irma came to town. That date, however, has an additional meaning to longtime Florida residents. On Sept. 10, 1960 ...
Cape Coral was only two years old when it was hit with one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history. Hurricane Donna was a category 4 with winds at 140 mph when it touched down in the Florida Keys on Sept. 9, 1960. By the time she had shoveled her way up to Cape Coral, winds were clocked at 92 mph, ...
Cape Coral was only two years old when it was hit with one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history. Hurricane Donna was a category 4 with winds at 140 mph when it touched down in the Florida Keys on Sept. 9, 1960. By the time she had shoveled her way up to Cape Coral, winds were clocked at 92 mph, ...
Weather experts say Hurricane Irma reminds them most of Hurricane Donna, a storm that made landfall near Marathon on Sept. ... This photo provided by Marie Sirucka, shows the flood waters surrounding her family's Masaryktown in 1960, after Hurricane Donna dumped up to 27 inches of rain in 4 days, ...
But residents whose homes were damaged scoff at that claim and blame the agency for contributing to the flooding, the worst along the Alafia since Hurricane Donna in 1960, according to the National Weather Service. It has deepened the mistrust between the agency and some residents who feel their ...
The hurricane took aim for the state in September, with winds expanding well beyond the width of Florida. Irma was 650 miles wide. On weather radars, it looked like the monster storm was slowly swallowing the state. Many were fortunate to experience days without power and minimal damage after it first ...
Sister restaurant Campiello, in a historic building that withstood the region's last mega-hurricane, Donna in 1960, survived this one, too. “I'm still shocked that all of this is here,” owner Richard D'Amico said from the twinkle-lit patio of the Continental. Even the bougainvillea that crown the sprawling courtyard ...
I've always been fascinated by storms, particularly Puerto Rico's own history of them. I think it's because I was born in September 1960 during Hurricane Donna. In its wake, that storm left more than 100 dead in Humacao, the city where I am now a special collections librarian at the University of Puerto Rico.
“Keep them working,” was the only thing Snappers Restaurant owner Peter Althuis thought to do with his staff of about 80 employees since the storm. It's taken a bit of creativity to find ways to keep his staff intact and stable two months removed from the Keys' most significant storm since Hurricane Donna.
We had big winds from the “Great Miami” storm of 1926 and Hurricane Donna in 1960, but both eyes missed us. So did the Labor Day ...
Hurricanes Charley in 2004 and Wilma in 2005 didn't match Irma's widespread devastation, so you'd have to go back to Hurricane Donna in ...
Needless to say, the area had not seen a hurricane of this magnitude on this path since Hurricane Donna in 1960. Fortunately, the storm ...
I think it's because I was born in September 1960 during Hurricane Donna. In its wake, that storm left more than 100 dead in Humacao, the city ...
Some notable Cape Verde hurricanes include the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, Donna (1960), Hugo (1989) and Andrew (1992). This season ...
Having been damaged once before when Hurricane Donna ripped through town, the then-77-year-old structure seemed doomed. But funds ...
They arrived in town the same hour as Hurricane Donna, which was shredding Southwest Florida with winds of 120 miles per hour. They spent ...
Six years later, Hurricane Donna littered our dead-end city street with twisted tree limbs, tangled wires and delighted kids whose schools were ...
... surge level at Battery Park in New York tops 13.88 feet at 9:24 pm surpassing the old record of 10.02 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.
A house knocked off its foundation by the Hurricane of 1944. [BARNSTABLE PATRIOT FILES/W.B. NICKERSON CAPE COD HISTORY ...
"(Hurricane) Donna was a 10 — it was the worst,” said Osa Smith, who was 12 years old at the time. “Irma was bad, but Donna was the worst.”.
Six years later, Hurricane Donna littered our dead-end city street with twisted tree limbs, tangled wires, and delighted kids whose schools were ...
Daniels lives in a blue house at the end of Demere Lane that his mother, once the local midwife, built after Hurricane Donna demolished the ...
The event began decades ago as a gathering of folks who survived Hurricane Donna which passed over Naples on September 10, 1960.
Ever since Hurricane Donna in 1960, Orange County has known Orlo Vista is in danger of flooding. Since then, the county has expanded ...
The Pilkentons had only to recall the photo Heather's grandfather took, in 1960, of a police cruiser after Hurricane Donna. Its paint had been ...


 

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