Hurricane Ian’s impact on the Tamiami Trail

The Tamiami Trail opened for the first time in 1928, allowing Floridians to drive from Tampa all the way to Miami, hence its namesake. Also known U.S. 41, the Tamiami Trail is peppered with various attractions and historic sites. Once, it was known as “the most unusual scenic highway in the world.”

Two days after Hurricane Ian’s devastating arrival, a survey of Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Punta Gorda and North Fort Myers reveals the damage done to Old Florida. Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

Jerome Evans, 63, of Punta Gorda, lifts a sign that fell over at the Blanchard House on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Punta Gorda. The historic home and African American museum will need a new roof and floor because of Hurricane Ian’s damage.