Lee County Sheriff’s Office released an aerial view of the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Ian.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno said his office was scrambling to respond to thousands of 911 calls in the Fort Myers area, but many roads and bridges were impassable.
“We still cannot access many of the people that are in need,” Marceno told ABC’s “Good Morning America.
Emergency crews sawed through toppled trees to reach stranded people. Many in the hardest-hit areas were unable to call for help because of electrical and cellular outages.