CHARLOTTE HARBOR — After Hurricane Irma drained the canals in Punta Gorda, creating immense, outward pressure from rain-soaked yards, an estimated 15 miles of seawall failed. Nearly 1,000 properties were impacted. A ballpark cost for repairs is $27 million.
In the interim, city officials have assigned personnel to inspect the properties and take detailed photos and notes to document the damage for FEMA reimbursement. Crews are also checking on failed drainage pipes and other hazards, fixing broken culverts and exploring various slope stabilization measures to halt erosion.
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