Fort Myers Beach, Florida — Lee County has removed more than 73,000 cubic yards of dirty sand since Hurricane Ian. But county leaders couldn’t answer our question: When will the beaches reopen?
“That’s a question I’ll have to defer to someone else, because it’s a combination of county health departments in terms of access, and that hasn’t been decided yet.
When we asked the people who were deferred, sand quality experts the county says, they couldn’t answer that question either.
There’s no timeline, but some people at Fort Myers Beach think it won’t take long for the beach to clean up.
“It’s probably at the pace they’re going,” said Burt Churchward, a Fort Myers Beach resident.
Churchward is a beach you still want to enjoy while taking a break from cleaning up your property.
“I actually took a bike and rode it up and down the beach and the many beaches there,” he said. No, but today was very calm and peaceful.”
According to county leaders, the crew works 24/7 to clean up the beach. However, there are also challenges.
“We screen it for debris and make sure it’s of a quality that can actually be put back on the beach,” says Salyer.
The contractor takes the sand and puts it in one pile. One at a time he takes them out of the bucket and sifts them. Separate large and small debris into two piles. The clean sand goes into another pile and eventually returns to the beach.
Debris clearing is something many businesses will sooner or later be able to take advantage of as their employees try to rebuild paradise.
Quinn Rudler, a Tunaskin employee, said: “I think some tourism, while some hotels are not yet ready, could help some local businesses try to recover.” Told. “I understand that it will take time and we still have a lot of work to do.”
A recovery that takes time to get over.
“I know it may take a long time, but I think this is one of the best beaches,” Radler said.