Tree trimmers clearing multiple lines. Photo by Jodi Pree
So many heroes emerged in the days that followed Hurricane Irma. It is impossible to name them all, but each and every one deserves a heartfelt “Thank you” from our community. Marco Island Fire Rescue and Police departments worked around the clock with Marco Island city staff. LCEC brought in 500 crews from Texas, Connecticut, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and local areas. Help poured in from FEMA, the National Guard, Forestry Service, local and state police departments, the Cajun Navy, and more.
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Detective Richard Stoltenborg directs the gas line. Photo by Jodi Pree
Fire Chief Mike Murphy, Police Chief Al Schettino and Interim City Manager Gil Polanco keep the island informed at a press conference. Photo by Samantha Husted
LCEC employees worked up to twenty-hours a day to restore power to the island. Photos by Adam Koszo
Fire Captain Scott Corey (right).
Firefighter Paramedic Albert Munoz
Arizona FEMA personnel helped throughout the island.