Anthony Grande moved away from Fort Myers three years ago in large part because of the hurricane risk.
Some residents, like Grande, installed more solar panels on their roofs and added battery systems as an extra layer of protection from power outages.
So when Hurricane Ian came barreling toward southwest Florida this week, it was a true test for the community.
It knocked out power to more than 2.6 million customers in the state, including 90% of Charlotte County.
The storm uprooted trees and tore shingles from roofs, but other than that Grande said there is no major damage.
Even Kitson chose to ride out the storm in Babcock to see how the community would fare in the hurricane.
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