‘Beyond worried’: Chicago residents connect with household, mates strike by Hurricane Ian


CHICAGO (CBS) — For some in the route of Hurricane Ian, they are still waiting for answers.

For example, is their residence still standing?

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday and tore through the point out leaving a route of flooding and destruction behind. Millions were evacuated. The Internet and electrical power has also been out. A single Chicago area mom could not get a hold of her daughter for two days.

CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman has her story.

A person Aurora mom whose daughter is residing in Sarasota, about 40 miles north of Fort Myers the place Hurricane Ian produced landfall. For times, cell cellular phone provider was out and there was no way to connect. Very last evening, the storm blew straight toward her daughter’s group.

“I basically cried when I heard her voice. I just was outside of concerned.”

Early Thursday early morning, Sandy Hill, from her Aurora residence was lastly in a position to get in contact with her daughter Jaimie Robley. 

“She had no electric power for days,” Hill claimed.

Robley was evacuated from her Sarasota apartment setting up days back and stayed with a buddy right until the storm tore through city. But she had no way to get in touch.

“She arrived again to her apartment creating right now to obtain fifty percent of the roof absent, siding torn off and concrete blocks floating in the pool,” Hill mentioned. “The grocery markets are destroyed completely. She reported ‘mom, it really is unbelievable carnage.'”

Some of the strongest winds hit Punta Gorda right north of Ft. Myers. It truly is wherever Brendan Burke, who splits his time amongst Chicago and Florida, has a residence.

“We really feel really lucky,” Burke explained.

1 of Burke’s near buddies stayed behind and checked on his house. His home is continue to standing.

“I have a sailboat that is on the dock. He explained I don’t know, but your sailboat’s just absent,”  Burke said.

He later on discovered it, a couple of hundred yards down the canal, lodged up in opposition to yet another boat. He reported the own tragedies are just now turning into distinct: Numerous of his neighbors missing their houses.

Burke is driving back to his Punta Gorda dwelling on Saturday, but he mentioned he is anticipating a extensive journey dodging particles. Electrical energy is nevertheless out and could be for various times.

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