Locals, strangers and a new long-term recovery group rebuild lives and homes

When it comes to rebuilding, this quote from an expert in recovery efforts sums it up best: "Disasters start and end locally." Six months after rains and winds from Hurricane Ian destroyed homes in Hardee County, the real work on the ground is just beginning. There are hundreds of families still displaced, and the needs are just as great as they were for people in the days following the storm. Survivor Kaylee Sandin told us that she's been living in her home with black mold, and the roof ripped off up until around a week and a half ago.