In September 2022, Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, made landfall on Florida’s west coast, and then slowly moved across the Florida peninsula, hammering the state with heavy rains and powerful winds, causing catastrophic flooding and power outages. Barrier islands were disconnected from the mainland when the Sanibel Causeway was destroyed. Ian was Florida’s deadliest hurricane since 1935 and could also be the costliest in terms of property damage.
In November 2022, Hurricane Nicole devastated parts of Florida’s east coast and caused severe beach erosion. The rare November storm caused significant flooding in central Florida.
WIND provided $20,000 each to Rebuilding Together, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Harry Chapin Food Bank, with funds earmarked to support hurricane relief efforts.