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Updated: 09/12/2017 10:16:03AM

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About 100 homes were damaged with three likely suffering extensive damage, according to LaCasa officials.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LAWSON

Pat Schmidt stands outside her home in LaCasa near North Port. She was at North Port High School during Hurricane Irma and came back to find the damage.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LAWSON

Retta Esplanade in downtown Punta Gorda saw damage from floods and wind as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Damage from Hurricane Irma in La Casa Mobile Home Park in North Port Florida on Monday, September 11, 2017.


Photo by Tom O’Neill

By Scott Lawson

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NORTH PORT — Neighbors were checking in on each other — and the damage incurred — throughout North Port as soon as winds and rain from Hurricane Irma began dissipating Monday.

While there was some flooding along the Myakka River and its inlets, and some areas in the city, most of the damage was due to wind.

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