SCCF Recon

The River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network

Sanibel -Captiva Conservation Foundation

Hurricane Ian Damage

Published: Oct 01 2022

Hurricane Ian caused significant damage when it made landfall in Southwest Florida on September 28th 2022. Several of the pilings where RECON sensors are located were completely lost and others had extensive damage. We also experienced nearly four feet of flooding from the storm surge on the first floor of the Marine Laboratory where the RECON workshop is located, causing us to loose many of the tools and specialty equipment needed to maintain RECON.

We are working with the components we have to try to get sites back online as soon as possible. We do not have any estimate on when all of the sites will be back online as we do not have enough components at this time.